|VERB || to abdicate | abdicated | abdicated|
abdicating | abdicates
|SYNO ||to abdicate | to renounce|
VERB to infinitive | simple past | past participle
present participle | 3rd person
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- In 1937, d'Herbigny was forced to abdicate his episcopal dignities and forbidden from any public activity whatsoever.
- Sometime after 48, Roman Emperor Claudius requested Cotys to abdicate the throne and replaced him with a former Armenian King, Mithridates of Armenia.
- Although these proclamations have sometimes been interpreted as abdications, Charles did not formally abdicate, intending to retain his freedom of action in case the people of either nation recalled him.
- He joined the Battle of Paris (1814) that forced Napoleon to abdicate.
- Rather than calling on the queen to abdicate, the Dutch people were this time fearful that their beloved Juliana might abdicate out of shame or because of a criminal prosecution conducted in her name against her consort.
- Haakon rejected German demands to legitimise the Quisling regime's puppet government, vowing to abdicate rather than do so.
- After the devastating loss in the First World War and the German Revolution, Emperor William II attempted to abdicate the throne of Germany while retaining his throne as King of Prussia, believing the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire to be in a personal union.
- When Napoleon I tried to abdicate on 4 April 1814, he said that his son would rule as emperor.
- His death saddened Emperor Xiaozong and caused him to abdicate only two years after Gaozong's death.
- Immediately afterward, the king was forced to abdicate in 1889.
- On 31 January, Queen Juliana announced that she would abdicate in favour of her eldest daughter, Princess Beatrix, on 30 April.
- Medbouh reportedly wished only for Hassan II to abdicate whereas Ababou had more radical demands.
- He was forced to abdicate his throne in January 1747.
- On 19 May 2017, the bill that would allow Akihito to abdicate was issued by the Cabinet of Japan.
- On 19 May 2017, the bill that would allow Akihito to abdicate was issued by the Japanese government's cabinet.
- Edward informed Baldwin that he would abdicate if he could not marry Simpson.
- As a right, it cannot be constrained by an action of a third party, even if it would be the other parent; as a duty, it is not possible to abdicate it as well as it is not possible to abdicate any decreed right.
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