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abdicate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word abdicate

(verb) give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
Synonyms : renounce
Example Sentence
  • The King abdicated when he married a divorcee

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abdicate

ab+dicate dicate sounds like dictator. Dictator is an authoritarian ruler who has lot of power. To remember better,ab normal is opposite to normal.So,abdicate is opposite to dictator (ie)losing power.
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by anithasrij

ab(अब ) di (दी ) CAT which means in Hindi "now given up the cat", imagine you have a powerful cat and you given her to some one.
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by everlasting.puneet

ab (root ab means away as in abandon) + dic (dictatorship) + ate (to eat and hence reduce) : means to give away (or reduce) dictatorship and hence to give-up power.
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by gre_guru

"Ab nai dictate" means now u hav to giv up.
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by coolmrityu

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by priyavanjeri

Lord Ram abdicated his kingdom for Bharath
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by bharath8421

dominique strauss khan abdicated the position of IMF head due to the rape charges
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by rohitjoe

ab means away di for two ,and cate for cats .two cats on chair one force other cat to leave position so other leaves position i.e.abdicate
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by gbspaithan

Rabdidevi in bihar wanted 2 become abdidevi by abdicating her throne to her husband Lalu.
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by hmpai

abdicate's 1st part abdi=kabaddi(rhyme)(in hindi).when player cant stop breathing he "GIVES UP(RENOUNCE)" and he gets out..
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abdicate contains 'decay' or reduction or give up
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by inert

ab+di+cate=giveup(In hindi:ab de di cate(winslet) jo mere kabze me thi
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by pranaymax126

Search google for an image which reads: Delegate do not Abdicate )
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by roozbeh33

"a grim-featured man" (adj.) made a feature or highlight; given prominence "a featured actor", "a featured item at the sale"
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by ejlife

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