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  • abdicate — abdicate, renounce, resign are synonymous when they are used in the sense of to give up formally or definitely a position of trust, honor, or glory, or its concomitant authority or prerogatives. Abdicate is the precise word to use when that which …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Abdicate — Ab di*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abdicated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abdicating}.] [L. abdicatus, p. p. of abdicare; ab + dicare to proclaim, akin to dicere to say. See {Diction}.] 1. To surrender or relinquish, as sovereign power; to withdraw… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abdicate — Ab di*cate, v. i. To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity. [1913 Webster] Though a king may abdicate for his own person, he cannot abdicate for the monarchy. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abdicate — I verb abandon, back out, be relieved, cede, demit, drop, forego, forfeit, give the reins to, give up, hand over, hold off, leave, let go, make way for, quit one s hold, relinquish, resign, retire, stand aside, surrender, unclench, vacate office …   Law dictionary

  • abdicate — ► VERB 1) (of a monarch) renounce the throne. 2) fail to fulfil or undertake (a duty). DERIVATIVES abdication noun. ORIGIN Latin abdicare renounce …   English terms dictionary

  • abdicate — [ab′di kāt΄] vt., vi. abdicated, abdicating [< L abdicatus, pp. of abdicare, to deny, renounce < ab , off + dicare, to proclaim, akin to dicere, to say: see DICTION] 1. to give up formally (a high office, throne, authority, etc.) 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • abdicate — v. (D; intr.) to abdicate from (the king has abdicated from the throne) USAGE NOTE: One can also say the king has abdicated the throne; most frequently, one simply says: the king has abdicated. * * * [ æbdɪkeɪt] (D; intr.) to abdicate from (USAGE …   Combinatory dictionary

  • throne — n. 1) to ascend, mount, succeed to a throne 2) to seize, usurp a throne 3) to occupy, sit on a throne 4) to abdicate (from), give up a throne * * * [θrəʊn] give up a throne mount sit on a throne succeed to a throne usurp a throne to ascend …   Combinatory dictionary

  • abdicate — verb ( cated; cating) Etymology: Latin abdicatus, past participle of abdicare, from ab + dicare to proclaim more at diction Date: 1541 transitive verb 1. to cast off ; discard …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • throne — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ empty, vacant ▪ imperial, papal, royal VERB + THRONE ▪ ascend, assume …   Collocations dictionary

  • abdicate — abdicable /ab di keuh beuhl/, adj. abdicative /ab di kay tiv, keuh /, adj. abdicator, n. /ab di kayt /, v., abdicated, abdicating. v.i. 1. to renounce or relinquish a throne, right, power, claim, responsibility, or the like, esp. in a formal… …   Universalium

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