Synonyms of abdicate in English:

abdicate


See definition of abdicate

verb

1‘in 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in favour of George VI’

SYNONYMS
resign, retire, quit, stand down, step down, bow out, renounce the throne
archaic demit
ANTONYMS

be crowned

2‘Napoleon compelled Ferdinand to abdicate the throne’

SYNONYMS
resign from, relinquish, renounce, give up, hand over, turn over, deliver up, surrender, vacate, forswear, abjure, cede
disclaim
ANTONYMS

accede to

3‘the state virtually abdicated all responsibility for their welfare’

SYNONYMS
disown, turn down, spurn, reject, renounce, give up, avoid, refuse, abnegate, relinquish, abjure, repudiate, waive, yield, forgo, abandon, surrender, deliver up, disgorge, cast aside, drop, turn one's back on, wash one's hands of
informal shirk
archaic forsake
ANTONYMS

accept, take on