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To give up a right, position, responsibility, or power
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“Notoriously ill-informed over policy detail and often content to abdicate control, he nonetheless maintained presidential dominance.”
To stand down from a position of power
“This is the day that I officially abdicate from my throne and pass the kingship on to my successor.”
To hand over a right, position or power (to someone else)
“Laertes' age is what led him to step down as the king of Ithaca, and abdicate rule to his son.”
To let someone down by abandoning or neglecting them
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To leave a place, often for another
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(of a game or contest) To fail to win
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