Translation of abdicate in Spanish:


abdicar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈæbdəˌkeɪt/ /ˈabdɪkeɪt/

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transitive verb

  • 1

    (throne) abdicar
    • Which king abdicated from the British throne in 1936?
    • Following this the proud king abdicated his throne to his son Anandapala and committed suicide by climbing onto his own funeral pyre.
    • If the Tsar had abdicated, what would happen to us?
    • Most of the rumors have old roots, going back to before King Edward VIII even abdicated his throne for Wallis Simpson.
    • In fact, he abdicated, offered the throne to his brother (who sensibly refused it [I think]) and Lenin seized power.
    • The King abdicated in Bavaria, and a republican ‘Free State of Bavaria’ was proclaimed.
    • In 1931 Spain's king abdicated, and a new republic was ushered in promising social change and progress.
    • Now, on the constitutional point you raised there, Larry, on the queen abdicating, well, it's a frequent topic of conversation.
    • The Habsburg and Hohenzollern dynasties abdicated, following the Romanovs.
    • This is the day that I officially abdicate from my throne and pass the kingship on to my successor.
    • The Duke of Windsor, Edward VIII, is famous for abdicating the throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
    • The Duke of Windsor, briefly King Edward VIII before he abdicated to marry Mrs Simpson, also owned a Stannard watercolour.
    • In September he abdicated and Bolingbroke ascended the throne as King Henry IV.
    • Hindenburg also used his huge influence to persuade Kaiser Wilhelm to abdicate and to go to Holland.
    • She was ten when her father Albert, Duke of York, became king after Edward VIII abdicated in 1936.
    • King Zog abdicated the throne on 2nd January 1949 and died in exile in France in 1961.
    • Edward VIII abdicated after a reign of 325 days, in favour of his brother, the Duke of York, who became King George VI.
    • When King Edward VIII abdicated in December 1936 it was a shock to the nation.
    • In 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as French Emperor and was banished to Elba.
    • In 1967, Sultan Omar abdicated in favor of his eldest son, Hassanal Bolkiah, who became the 29th ruler.
  • 2 formal

    (responsibility/authority) abdicar de formal
    (responsibility/authority) no asumir
    (rights) renunciar a
    • It is Council responsibility to do recycling and we're abdicating our responsibility.
    • Governments around the world are abdicating their responsibilities to protect the natural resources in their territory, giving authority away to the private companies involved in resource exploitation.
    • What is startling about this statement is the degree to which this mayor is simply abdicating responsibility for governing the city.
    • Otherwise, she is abdicating her responsibility as a reporter.
    • By abdicating its political responsibility the central cabinet seeks the Supreme Court's intervention to resolve the dispute.
    • Our failure to address this issue equates to abdicating our fundamental responsibility to the next generation of West Indian youth.
    • But the bottom line as far as she is concerned is that builders and developers have been abdicating any responsibility in this area.
    • So do you think the networks are abdicating their responsibility to cover the substance of the campaigns?
    • The federal government should help states do their job, not assist them in abdicating their duty.
    • Once again the government is abdicating its responsibility and laying the blame elsewhere.
    • He cannot envisage himself abdicating his moral responsibility in the matter.
    • The problems arose because people were abdicating responsibility and were not getting the right person to do the job.
    • In many cases, it has become a code word for abdicating the responsibilities of political leadership.
    • He took aim at the antiwar movement, whose members, he claimed, had abdicated their historic responsibilities.
    • The problem is that everyone seems to have abdicated their responsibility by saying, we'll let courts decide.
    • Bradford licensing justices said that he had abdicated his duties as licensee to his brother Michael and his partner Claire.
    • Yet is it really fair to assume that parents have abdicated their responsibilities?
    • Notoriously ill-informed over policy detail and often content to abdicate control, he nonetheless maintained presidential dominance.
    • He abdicated his role of objective journalist by repeatedly asking the envoy leading questions, loaded with venomous descriptions of the prime minister.
    • If we abdicate our roles as adults, it will be media and peers that educate our kids.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (monarch/pope) abdicar
    to abdicate in favor of sb abdicar en algn