Meaning of “abdicate” - Learner’s Dictionary

abdicate

verb uk us /ˈæbdɪkeɪt/

[ I ] If a king or queen abdicates, they choose to stop being king or queen.

abdicate responsibility formal

to decide not to be responsible for something any more

abdication uk us /ˌæbdɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [ C, U ]

(Definition of “abdicate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)