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resign - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'resign' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Resign [ 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.
- To relinquish; to abandon.
- To commit to the care of; to consign.

Meaning of 'resign' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . resign [ v]
Meaning (1):
- accept as inevitable
Example in sentence:
  • He resigned himself to his fate
Meaning (2):
- part with a possession or right
Example in sentence:
  • I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest;
  • resign a claim to the throne
Meaning (3):
- leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
Example in sentence:
  • She vacated the position when she got pregnant;
  • The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds
Meaning (4):
- give up or retire from a position
Example in sentence:
  • The chairman resigned over the financial scandal;
  • The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month