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resign

re·sign

resign

 
pronunciation:
rih zaIn
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: resigned, resigning, resigns
definition 1: to terminate a period of employment, esp. by formal notification (often fol. by from).
In protest, some of the top executives resigned from the company.Richard Nixon resigned as President of the United States.
synonyms:
quit
antonyms:
accede
similar words:
abdicate, leave, vacate
definition 2: to withdraw, as from a match or competition.
Seeing no chance against his opponent, he resigned from the match.
synonyms:
withdraw
similar words:
quit, retire
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to relinquish (a job, office, commission, or the like), often after formal notification.
She resigned her post as chair of the department.
synonyms:
quit
similar words:
abdicate, leave, relinquish
definition 2: to relinquish (a right, claim, privilege, or the like)
His elder brother resigned his rights to the throne.She resigned her claim to the estate.
synonyms:
relinquish, surrender
definition 3: to passively submit (oneself) to something disagreeable or disappointing.
He gave up looking for another job and resigned himself to staying on in his current position.She eventually resigned herself to the fact that her husband was never going to change his habits.
similar words:
accept, reconcile, submit