verb-transitive: To relinquish (power or responsibility) formally.
verb-intransitive: To relinquish formally a high office or responsibility.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
The word abdicate has to our ears a certain regal sound.
And, opinion polls have suggested, done by various television networks that over 55 percent still want her to stay on the throne and not to retire or even to abdicate, which is not in our constitution anyway.
Kamal Abu Sena urges the president to live with dignity and "abdicate," as he put it.
I have never held such a high office --- nor do I aspire for it, nor have the talents to achieve it --- but I think that if I somehow was 'drafted' I would like to believe I'd follow the Mises line and "abdicate" or the Leonard Read line and "push the button".
Yes, I did mean "abdicate," as in abdicate their judgment TO that of their leaders.