resign


re·sign

verb \ri-ˈzīn\

: to give up (a job or position) in a formal or official way

Full Definition of RESIGN

transitive verb
1
:  relegate, consign; especially :  to give (oneself) over without resistance <resigned herself to her fate>
2
:  to give up deliberately; especially :  to renounce (as a right or position) by a formal act
intransitive verb
1
:  to give up one's office or position :  quit
2
:  to accept something as inevitable :  submit
re·sign·ed·ly \-ˈzī-nəd-lē\ adverb
re·sign·ed·ness \-ˈzī-nəd-nəs\ noun
re·sign·er \-ˈzī-nər\ noun

Examples of RESIGN

  1. The senator was forced to resign his position.
  2. The newspaper's editor resigned after the scandal.
  3. He resigned from his job as principal of the school.

Origin of RESIGN

Middle English, from Anglo-French resigner, from Latin resignare, literally, to unseal, cancel, from re- + signare to sign, seal — more at sign
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with RESIGN

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