- Present participle of abdicate.
Variant of abdicate
intransitive verbabdicated, abdicating
- to give up formally (a high office, throne, authority, etc.)
- to surrender or repudiate (a right, responsibility, etc.)
Origin of abdicate; from Classical Latin abdicatus, past participle of abdicare, to deny, renounce ; from ab-, off + dicare, to proclaim, akin to dicere, to say: see diction