1. abdicate, renounce, vacate, resign, renounce, give up

usage: give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"

2. vacate, resign, renounce, give up, leave office, quit, step down, resign

usage: leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"

3. foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish, abandon, give up

usage: turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"

4. disown, renounce, repudiate, reject

usage: cast off; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"

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