Synonyms of 'stand down'
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Profits plunged and he stood down as chairman last January.
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If a king or queen abdicates, he or she gives up being king or queen.
The last French king abdicated in 1848.
If you leave an institution, group, or job, you permanently stop attending that institution, being a member of that group, or doing that job.
He left school with no qualifications.
get out of
drop out of
Thesaurus for stand down from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone stands down , they resign from an important job or position, often in order to let someone else take their place.