Example sentences for: abdicate

How can you use “abdicate” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Whether you wanted charter schools and tradable pollution credits or higher pay for teachers and EPA mandates, you didn't want the federal government to abdicate all responsibility for education and the environment.

  • The prestige associated with publishing in a selective journal is sufficiently valuable that scientists are generally willing to abdicate the legal rights to their own work without remuneration.

  • The uprising was quashed, however, and in 1795, Poniatowski was forced to abdicate.

  • But as the wars continued, Napoleon, distrustful of his ally, forced the Spanish king Ferdinand VII to abdicate in 1808, and imposed his brother, Joseph, as king.

  • He then persuaded the emperor to abdicate soon after his majority, and the regency would continue for the next youthful incumbent.

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