Definition of Resign

1. Verb. Leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily. "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"

Exact synonyms: Give Up, Renounce, Vacate
Specialized synonyms: Abdicate, Renounce
Generic synonyms: Leave Office, Quit, Step Down
Derivative terms: Resignation, Vacant

2. Verb. Give up or retire from a position. "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
Exact synonyms: Leave Office, Quit, Step Down
Specialized synonyms: Give Up, Renounce, Vacate, Retire, Top Out, Fall
Generic synonyms: Depart, Leave, Pull Up Stakes
Antonyms: Take Office
Derivative terms: Resignation, Resignation

3. Verb. Part with a possession or right. "Resign a claim to the throne"
Exact synonyms: Free, Give Up, Release, Relinquish
Generic synonyms: Give, Hand, Pass, Pass On, Reach, Turn Over
Specialized synonyms: Derequisition, Give, Sacrifice
Derivative terms: Release, Release, Relinquishing, Relinquishment

4. Verb. Accept as inevitable. "He resigned himself to his fate"
Exact synonyms: Reconcile, Submit
Generic synonyms: Accept
Derivative terms: Resignation

Definition of Resign

1. v. t. To affix one's signature to, a second time; to sign again.

2. v. t. To sign back; to return by a formal act; to yield to another; to surrender; -- said especially of office or emolument. Hence, to give up; to yield; to submit; -- said of the wishes or will, or of something valued; -- also often used reflexively.

Definition of Resign

1. Verb. (transitive) To give up or hand over (something to someone); to relinquish ownership of. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (transitive or intransitive) To quit (a job or position). (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

3. Verb. (transitive or intransitive) To submit passively; to give up as hopeless or inevitable. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

4. Verb. (proscribed) (alternative spelling of re-sign) ¹

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Definition of Resign

1. to give up one's office or position [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Resign

resign (current term)
resign oneself

Literary usage of Resign

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1906)
"Then the Cabinet, to a man, should resign. Others declared that the Secretaries were determined to resign if a veto came, whatever its tone; ..."

2. Documentary History of Reconstruction: Political, Military, Social by Walter Lynwood Fleming (1907)
"Fifteen (15) days' notice from this date is therefore given and if they, one and all, do not at once and forever resign their present inhuman, disgraceful, ..."

3. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1847)
"Question, whether volunteers *ere entitled to resign before the end of the war? Erskine's opinion. skine nominally retained the command of his corps, ..."

4. The Political History of England by William Hunt, Reginald Lane Poole (1905)
"In answer Pitt wrote on February 3 that he must resign office as soon as a new ministry could be formed. George, who was incapable of appreciating his ..."

5. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"If the lieutenant-governor shall be called upon to administer the government, and shall, while in such administration, resign, die, or be absent from the ..."

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