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Abdicate [Verb]

Sentence: Prince Siddhartha abdicated the throne and went on to become Lord Buddha – founder of Buddhism. | The Municipal Corporation of Silchar abdicated its responsibility to maintain the roads and clean the drains inviting the wrath and criticism of the common citizens.

Meaning: To renounce, to give away, to abjure | Failure to fulfill a responsibility

How To Remember? 

Abdicate = Ab + Dicate. Think about a dictator now like Hitler himself. A dictator holds immense power. Say, this is the “normal” state. So, what is the ab-normal state? That would be loss of power. Giving away power. Renouncing power. Thus, remember “Abdicate”.

Picture in your mind Hitler surrendering in the second world war, abdicating his throne (well, sort of).

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1 Comment

  1. wish 93 says:

    Nice way of remembering words with meanings, thanks a lot….

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