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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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After all, he has been preparing for the role all his life, and it would simply be a waste of his time and effort to abdicate.
President Duterte's second visit to Japan is his last chance to officially meet with Emperor Akihito since the latter has already been given the right to abdicate next year, according to Philippine Ambassador to Japan Jose Laurel V.
When the queen suffered from a weekslong cold in December 2016, many believed that the 90-year-old might abdicate the throne, giving rise to questions whether Middleton could be the next queen.
Once a leader abdicates personal responsibility, it is very difficult to reclaim.
As the Republicans among us will argue, what value a Royal Family once the Queen dies or abdicates?
WHO should succeed the Queen when she dies or abdicates?
By becoming dependent on the remaining members of the community for actual subsistence, he abdicates his claim to equal rights with them in other respects.
It's a kind of homage to see the Emperor before he abdicates.'
Prince Charles, 68, is the heir apparent and will become king once Queen Elizabeth passes or abdicates. Prince William, meanwhile, is second-in-line to the throne and is followed by his children with the Duchess of Cambridge: Prince George and then Princess Charlotte, at third and fourth, respectively. 
More popular than the Queen, "Prince William and Kate Middleton will top the monarchy once she abdicates next year and Camilla is refusing to accept the decision," according to a report posted on (http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2014/camilla-parker-bowles-queen-elizabeth-prince-william-charles-kate-middleton-fights-crown/) Celebdirty Laundry .