The word “abdicated” has 4 syllables: ab-di-ca-ted.

It's pronounced as /ˈæbdɪkeɪtɪd/.

What is synonym and antonym for abdicated?

In the thesaurus, “abdicated” has 7 synonyms and 5 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for abdicated along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for abdicated

  • forgo
  • relinquish
  • relinquished
  • renounce
  • resigned
  • step down
  • vacate

Antonyms for abdicated

  • appropriated
  • assumed
  • claimed
  • confiscated
  • keep

Meanings of abdicated

  • verb
    1. To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit.
    2. To formally separate oneself from or to divest oneself of.
    3. To depose.
    4. To reject; to cast off; to discard.
    5. To surrender, renounce or relinquish, as sovereign power; to withdraw definitely from filling or exercising, as a high office, station, dignity; to fail to fulfill responsibility for.
    6. To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity; to renounce sovereignty.

Example Sentences

  • The king reluctantly abdicated the throne, citing health reasons.
  • Faced with mounting challenges, the CEO quietly abdicated her position.
  • History records instances where rulers willingly abdicated power for various reasons.
  • The monarch officially abdicated during a ceremony attended by dignitaries.
  • The monarch unexpectedly abdicated the throne, causing a shift in the kingdom's leadership.

On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to abdicated, such as: appropriated, assumed, claimed, confiscated, forgo, keep, relinquish.

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