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Difference between Abdicate, Abrogate and Arrogate

Abdicate means to give up, relinquish power, or renounce formally.

  • By leaving the job, did Paul abdicate his rights to a pension?

Abrogate means to abolish, cancel, or revoke something.

  • Why are the politicians seeking to abrogate the agreement?

Arrogate means to take, claim, or assume without any right.

  • He arrogated to himself what should be in the company charter.