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abdicate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sociology
abdicateab‧di‧cate /ˈæbdɪkeɪt/ verb [intransitive, transitive]  1 SSto give up the position of being king or queen King Alfonso XIII abdicated in favour of his eldest son. The king was forced to abdicate the throne.2 abdicate (your) responsibilityabdication /ˌæbdɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable]
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abdicateBy the end of the year he had abdicated.President Kennedy assured Wallace that federal troops would be used only if the state abdicated its responsibilities.Opponents also cite the city government as an example of where elected officials have abdicated their power to the appointed staff.This is not a reason why district ethics committees should yield to pressure to abdicate their responsibilities to local citizens.When governments abdicate this steering responsibility, disaster often follows.Edward reportedly surrendered and abdicated, whereupon the estates renounced their homage to him and then returned to inform parliament.
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Verb table
abdicate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyabdicate
he, she, itabdicates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyabdicated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave abdicated
he, she, ithas abdicated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad abdicated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill abdicate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have abdicated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam abdicating
he, she, itis abdicating
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you, we, theyare abdicating
Past
I, he, she, itwas abdicating
you, we, theywere abdicating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been abdicating
he, she, ithas been abdicating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been abdicating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be abdicating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been abdicating
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