Translation of "abdicate" - English-Portuguese dictionary


verb uk /ˈæb.dɪ.keɪt/ us

If a king or queen abdicates, he or she makes a formal statement that he or she no longer wants to be king or queen. to formally give up the position of being king or queen

abdicar (de)
King Edward VIII abdicated (the British throne) in 1936.
abdicate responsibility formal disapproving

to stop controlling or managing something that you are in charge of

abdicar de
She abdicated all responsibility for the project.
abdication noun [ no plural ] uk /ˌæb.dɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us


(Translation of “abdicate” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)