v. give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
When Edward VIII did abdicate the British throne to marry the woman he loved, he surprised the entire world.
Sentence in Classic:
The Allies defeated Napoleon, entered Paris, forced Napoleon to abdicate, and sent him to the island of Elba, not depriving him of the title of Emperor and showing him every respect, though five years before and one year later they all regarded him as an outlaw and a brigand.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But the bourgeois of the epoch of la Minerve estimated so highly that poor de, that they thought themselves bound to abdicate it.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
In America, as everyone knows, girls early sign the declaration of independence, and enjoy their freedom with republican zest, but the young matrons usually abdicate with the first heir to the throne and go into a seclusion almost as close as a French nunnery, though by no means as quiet.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
Happy is he who, when the hour strikes, takes a heroic resolve, and abdicates like Sylla or Origenes.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
If we are to credit the monk Austin Castillejo, this was the means employed by Charles the Fifth, desirous of seeing the Plombes for the last time after his abdication.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context