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Synonyms for abdicate

verb give up a right, position, or power
  • forgo
  • relinquish
  • renounce
  • step down
  • vacate
  • abandon
  • abjure
  • abnegate
  • cede
  • drop
  • leave
  • quit
  • resign
  • retire
  • surrender
  • waive
  • withdraw
  • yield
  • bag it
  • bail out
  • demit
  • give up
  • leave high and dry
  • leave holding the bag
  • leave in the lurch
  • opt out
  • quitclaim
  • sell out

Antonyms for abdicate

  • keep
  • come
  • continue
  • defend
  • do
  • fight
  • pursue
  • remain
  • stay
  • win
  • assert
  • assume
  • challenge
  • claim
  • defy
  • hold
  • maintain
  • retain
  • treasure
  • usurp
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to abdicate

abandon

verb. leave behind, relinquish

abandoning

verb. leave behind, relinquish

cede

verb. abandon, surrender

ceded

verb. abandon, surrender

demit

verb. relinquish

depart

verb. leave, retreat
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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