English to English
1. give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
The King abdicated when he married a divorcee
2. To surrender or relinquish, as sovereign power; to withdraw definitely from filling or exercising, as a high office, station, dignity; as, to abdicate the throne, the crown, the papacy.
3. To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity.