relinquished (part of speech: verb)
abandoned (part of speech: verb)
resigned (part of speech: verb)
renounced (part of speech: verb)
- Yet the business was an unfortunate one to both parties, since, before it took place, Buonaparte had already abdicated, and the preliminaries of peace were already signed between the two nations. - "The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815", G. R. Gleig.
- Worn out with long contending, fearful, not for herself but for her subjects of Cyprus,- she yielded to the demands of the senate, and abdicated in favor of the Republic. - "Historic Girls", E. S. Brooks.
- If she could have abdicated her empire to Blanche Leary or have shared it with her, she would have yielded gracefully; but very palpably some other influence than Blanche's had driven joy from her son's countenance and lightness from his heart. - "The House Behind the Cedars", Charles W. Chesnutt.