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Power Verbs: The Complete Collection by Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford, Michael Lawrence Faulkner

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6. History, Ancient and Modern: Mankind, Military, and Combat

Mankind, Government, and Politics

ABDICATE

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

(1) The most famous abdication in recent history came in 1936, when Britain’s Edward VIII abdicated the throne because the British establishment would not permit him to marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee.

(1) Napoleon, pressured to abdicate by his marshals in 1814, declared, “Why is it always Wellington?”— Jeremy Black, Military History 22, issue 3, Spring 2010, p. 66

Collocates to: duties, position, responsibilities, throne, office

ABIDE

(1) bear; continue; endure; go on being; put up with; stomach; take; ...

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