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abdicateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈæb·dɪˌkeɪt/ fml
to give up a position as king, or to fail to take responsibility for something: [T] Edward VIII abdicated the British throne in 1936. The administration has abdicated its leadership on this critical issue.
abdication
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌæb·dɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/
[U] I think it’s an abdication of your responsibility if you don’t vote.
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