前缀ab-, 离开。词根dic，说，命令，同dictionary, 字典，规范语言。
- abdicate: see indicate
- abdicate (v.)
- 1540s, "to disown, disinherit (children)," from Latin abdicatus, past participle of abdicare "to disown, disavow, reject" (specifically abdicare magistratu "renounce office"), from ab- "away" (see ab-) + dicare "proclaim," from stem of dicere "to speak, to say" (see diction). Meaning "divest oneself of office" first recorded 1610s. Related: Abdicated; abdicating.
- 1. Many parents simply abdicate all responsibility for their children.
- 2. Yuan Shikai forced the emperor to abdicate and hand over power to him.
- 3. The old must abdicate new.
- 4. If the king does not abdicate, he will have to be dethroned.
- 如果国王自己不退位, 就必须把他赶下台.
- 5. He retired and abdicate the position to a young man in summer.
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