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Synonyms for abdicate

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

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Forsythe is not abdicating responsibility: he knows he has provided the context in which the dancers can explore their own experience of dancing, and that his own choreographic preoccupations will largely determine the way that the movement looks.
When you turn public education over to private enterprise, you are essentially abdicating the government's responsibility to schools and communities.
Last week, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Pakistan was "basically abdicating to the Taliban and the extremists," although she later said Pakistan was beginning to realise the threat terrorists posed.
that (a) The Queen would be abdicating in April and the Prince of Wales would then assume the throne and (b) efforts would be made if not to get rid of her (be it by some accident in her car such as prepared brake failure or whatever) between now and then.
But it is Padilla who offered to work with Hahn to find spending cuts to pay for more police, and Hahn who is abdicating his leadership by seeking a taxpayer bailout for his own failures during the past four years.
It is yet another example of the law abdicating its responsibilities to law-abiding citizens, with criminals getting nothing more than a slap on the wrist, no matter how serious the offence.
Juliana reigned for 32 years until abdicating in favour of her daughter, Queen Beatrix, in 1980.
By over-focusing on efficient response within the supply chain, many supply chain executives may have fallen into the trap of abdicating responsibility for the business as a whole.
This is a familiar debate in Los Angeles, and usually leads to local authorities ultimately abdicating their responsibilities to Washington by way of consent decree.
The mother of a Birmingham troublemaker was criticised in court yesterday for abdicating her responsibility to bring him up.
This session will tackle the role IT should play in collecting information and how to delegate without abdicating control.
The king said he had been considering abdicating since his January birthday and his son will "open a new era of hope combining his experience and the drive of a new generation".
Now they are abdicating their responsibility to ensure the LAPD can maintain law and order in this town.
Unless President Bush stands his ground on this issue, he will be abdicating that role and ceding our national sovereignty to the unelected 'world government' of the WTO.
This should come as no surprise to anyone who lives in this dying metropolis, since abdicating responsibility for the quality of life of the 3.