abdicate

(redirected from Abdications)
Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • verb

Synonyms for abdicate

Synonyms for abdicate

Synonyms for abdicate

give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations

References in classic literature ?
Policar Morrel, who served under the other government, and who does not altogether conceal what he thinks on the subject, you are strongly suspected of regretting the abdication of Napoleon.
Atkinson had at length wearied of Flambeau's almost paternal custody, and had endeavoured to knock him down, which was by no means a smooth game to play with the Roi des Apaches, even after that monarch's abdication.
Like the Chevalier de Valois, whose personal neglect might be called an abdication, the bourgeois dignity of the Cormon salon no longer existed when it was turned to white and gold, with mahogany ottomans covered in blue satin.
The continuation of this system was likely a factor in leading to so many abdications.
Through the novel's three parts (Mists, Memories, Malaise), Bukuru, a journalist-turned-exile, is forced to face awakened demons from his past--demons who speak of a life marked by failure in, "a succession of silences, evasions, abdications.
THE HAGUE -- Retirement is not traditionally on the cards for queens, kings or popes, but a string of abdications in recent months, some unprecedented, show many are choosing to step aside instead of labouring on until death.