Synonyms of 'abdication'
1 resignationDictionary, quitting, retirement
the abdication of Edward VIII
2 giving up, yielding, surrender
Edward was titled Duke of Windsor after his abdication of the throne.
3 renunciationDictionary, giving up, surrender
There had been a complete abdication of responsibility.
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The abandonment of an idea or way of thinking is the act of stopping having the idea or of stopping thinking in that way.
their abandonment of the policy
Thesaurus for abdication from the Collins English Thesaurus