What is the opposite of abdicated?

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To have attained or achieved
“When the littlest things started to excite me, that's when I knew I had found happiness in life.”
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To have mustered
“Despite experiencing immense pain in his legs, he found enough strength to finish the race.”
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Opposite of past tense for 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.”
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Opposite of past tense for to hand over a right, position or power (to someone else)
“The Price of Prussia will accede to the transfer of power.”
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Opposite of past tense for 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.”
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