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Voluntary DeparturePlay
Abdicating typically means leaving a role by choice, not by force or compulsion. SlideAfter much thought, the president abdicated of his own accord.
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Historical UsePlay
Historically, 'abdicate' is often associated with royalty and monarchs stepping down from their throne. SlideQueen Elizabeth II has not abdicated, unlike some past monarchs.
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Formal ContextPlay
Use 'abdicate' in formal contexts, particularly discussing political or high-level resignations. SlideThe board member abdicated due to ethical differences.