The word “abdicates” has 3 syllables: ab-di-cates.

It's pronounced as /ˈæbdɪkeɪts/.

What is synonym and antonym for abdicates?

In the thesaurus, “abdicates” has 8 synonyms and 4 antonyms.

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

Synonyms for abdicates

  • forgo
  • relinquish
  • relinquishes
  • renounce
  • renounces
  • resigns
  • step down
  • vacate

Antonyms for abdicates

  • appropriates
  • assumes
  • claims
  • keep

Meanings of abdicates

  • 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

  • In times of crisis, a leader who abdicates responsibility erodes trust within the organization.
  • A ruler who willingly abdicates power can pave the way for a smoother transition of governance.
  • A leader who consistently abdicates decision-making may find it challenging to maintain authority.
  • A captain who abdicates leadership during a crisis can jeopardize the team's cohesion.
  • In critical situations, a leader who abdicates authority can disrupt organizational stability.

On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to abdicates, such as: appropriates, assumes, claims, forgo, keep, relinquish, relinquishes.

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