Abdicate is a verb that is used to portray leaving a positions or post. Failing to do what is required. to renounce in a formal manner.
- The headteacher ‘abdicated’ her position of running the school.
- Due to the bombardment of allegations being presented within the media regarding the chief constable, he was forced to ‘abdicate’ his role in the force.
- It was an emotional moment when the individual who started the company from the ground up, decided to ‘abdicate’ his role.