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What is the opposite of abdicate?

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Opposite of to give up a right, position, responsibility, or power
“Whether the baby had been planned or not, Gus would embrace the responsibility of fatherhood one hundred percent.”
Opposite of to hand over a right, position or power (to someone else)
“The Price of Prussia will accede to the transfer of power.”
Opposite of to stand down from a position of power
“He managed to retain his post as president pro tempore, but the progressives would throw their support behind Ellison.”
Opposite of to abandon or leave behind
Opposite of to let someone down by abandoning or neglecting them
“Chase your dreams! We will always be here to support you.”
Opposite of to relinquish or give up something, typically on compulsion or demand
Opposite of to resign from (a job)
“In the end, John decided to stay at his job and continued to allow real estate to be a part of his life.”
Opposite of to leave or give up an office or position
“The move followed several months of rumors and speculations on who was going to fill the position vacated by the former executive director.”
Opposite of to hand over (something), typically for legal or financial reasons
“Whatever benefits have already accrued to you, you'll be allowed to keep.”
Opposite of to abandon or leave alone
“After the incident, many people wanted to adopt the puppies that escaped.”
Opposite of to leave a place, often for another
“Although they would have been glad to rest themselves on the opposite bank, they resigned themselves to stay within the island.”
Opposite of to shun or shy away from
“General pushing strength is useful to all athletes who participate in contact sports such as boxing, football, rugby and wrestling.”
Opposite of to split or withdraw from a union, alliance or organization
“He wanted to join the Star Knights, the fabled special forces unit comprised of only the strongest and most valiant soldiers.”
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