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Definition of Abdicate

Abdicate

  1. To surrender or relinquish, as sovereign power; to withdraw definitely from filling or exercising, as a high office, station, dignity; as, to abdicate the throne, the crown, the papacy.
  2. To renounce; to relinquish; -- said of authority, a trust, duty, right, etc.
  3. To reject; to cast off.
  4. To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit.
  5. To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity.

Abdicate Quotations

Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.
Marshall McLuhan

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
Marlene Dietrich

To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality.
Ayn Rand

I am so anxious for you not to abdicate and I think the fact that you do is going to put me in the wrong light to the entire world because they will say that I could have prevented it.
Wallis Simpson

Now, do I think there has to be shared sacrifice among other nations in the world who want a stable and secure world? Absolutely, there has to be. But I don't think that America can ever abdicate its leadership role in the world because of who we are and where we've come from. We are the symbol for the world for freedom and liberty.
Chris Christie
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Abdicate Translations

abdicate in Dutch is bedanken, neerleggen, afstand doen
abdicate in French is abdiquent, abdiquez, abdiquer, abdiquons
abdicate in German is abdanken, entsagen
abdicate in Italian is abbandonare
abdicate in Latin is abdico
abdicate in Norwegian is frasi seg
abdicate in Spanish is abdicar, expedir