verb (used without object), ab·di·cat·ed, ab·di·cat·ing.
verb (used with object), ab·di·cat·ed, ab·di·cat·ing.
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Yet their triumph was short-lived, with Álvarez abdicating the presidency after only 68 days.The problem of environmental racism in Mexico today is rooted in history|Jayson Porter|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
After Republicans abdicated their responsibility to discipline Greene, as they did in 2019 after then-Rep.Marjorie Taylor Greene and her crock-of-bile tears|Karen Tumulty|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
Once one of the most respected agencies in Washington, the SEC and its younger cousin, the CFTC, have abdicated their role as economic policymakers by buying into the free-market fantasy that markets are rational and self-correcting.
Dying cells turn into zombie-like “senescent cells,” where they abdicate their normal functions and instead pump out chemicals that further contribute to inflammation and damage.Another Win for Senolytics: Fighting Aging at the Cellular Level Just Got Easier|Shelly Fan|November 24, 2020|Singularity Hub
A palace insider however insisted to the Daily Beast today that the Queen was not about to abdicate.
Juan Carlos is the second European monarch to abdicate in just over a year.
Much like the British monarchy, when the current Aga Khan is ready to abdicate his post, he will personally choose a successor.
In recent decades it has become the tradition for the monarch to abdicate.
The Founding Fathers must never have imagined, however, that we would abdicate that responsibility for a quick buck.
Don't you suspect an intrigue on the part of the King's brothers to get the poor man to abdicate?
"Abdicate or reign," said Albert in a low voice to the queen, who stood motionless and thoughtful.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
Experience and reason are once for all made supreme, and henceforth refuse to share their throne or abdicate in favor of faith.Baron d'Holbach|Max Pearson Cushing
On December 2, it was announced that Emperor Ferdinand had resolved to abdicate his throne.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year|Edwin Emerson
He had done well to abdicate, and were the crisis to recur, he would not act otherwise.