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abdicate

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abdicate – (verb)

ab-di-keyt

Definition: renounce

 

Synonym: bag it, bail out, cede, demit, drop, forgo, give up, leave, leave high and dry, leave holding the bag, leave in the lurch, opt out, quit, quitclaim, relinquish,

 

Antonym: challenge, claim, defend, defy, hold, maintain, remain, retain, treasure, usurp

 

Usage: The aging founder of the firm decided to abdicate his responsibilities.