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Top 100 Power Verbs: The Most Powerful Verbs and Phrases You Can Use to Win in Any Situation by Michael Lawrence Faulkner, Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford

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6. 100 Top Action Verbs for Presenters, Professors, Preachers, Poets, Playwrights, and Pundits Searching for Savoir Faire

Abdicate

(1) abandon; cede; demit; discard; relinquish; renounce; repudiate; resign; surrender (especially from a powerful position)

Word Used in Sentence(s)

(1) Many British kings abdicated their crowns.

(1) Abdicating the throne is a serious matter for a monarch.

(1) “Napoleon, pressured to abdicate by his marshals in 1814, declared, ‘Why is it always Wellington?’”

—Black, Jeremy. Military History, Volume 22, Issue 3, Spring 2010: pg. 66.

(1) “Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power.”

—Martin Buber, German Jewish Biblical translator, philosopher, and interpreter (1878–1965)

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