abdicar

abdicar(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to surrender the throne)
a. to abdicate
Muchos anticipaban que el rey abdicaría a fin de año pero no lo hizo.Many people thought the king would abdicate at the end of the year but he didn't.
2. (to surrender power; often used with "de")
a. to abdicate
La decisión de Benedicto de abdicar de su papado causó una gran sorpresa en el mundo católico.Benedict's decision to abdicate his papacy came as a big surprise to the Catholic community.
3. (to reject; often used with "de")
a. to renounce
No estoy dispuesta a abdicar de mis valores a cambio de un puesto.I'm not willing to renounce my values for a job.
b. to relinquish
Me dan vergüenza las personas que abdican de sus principios cuando las circunstancias cambian.I think people who relinquish their principles when circumstances change are shameful.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to surrender)
a. to abdicate
En algunos países, los monarcas abdican la corona cuando llegan a cierta edad.In some countries, monarchs abdicate the crown when they reach a certain age.
b. to give up
El emperador fue obligado a abdicar el trono contra su voluntad.The emperor was forced to give up the throne against his will.
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abdicar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a.
abdicar el trono (en alguien)to abdicate the throne (in favor of somebody)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. to abdicate
3. (fig)
a.
abdicar deto renounce
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abdicar
transitive verb
to renounce; relinquish
abdicar la corona to give up the crown; abdicate
intransitive verb
to abdicate
abdicar de algo to renounce o relinquish sth; abdicar en algn to abdicate in favour of sb
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