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English definition of “abdicate”

abdicate

verb (NOT DO)    /ˈæb.dɪ.keɪt/
abdicate responsibility formal disapproving to stop controlling or managing something that you are in charge of: She abdicated all responsibility for the project .Stop having or doing something abdication     /ˌæb.dɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] The council denied that their decision represented any abdication of responsibility .Stop having or doing somethingRetiring and resigning from work
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