Synonyms and Antonyms of resign
to give up (as a position of authority) formally <following the election, the incumbent cabinet members resigned their positions so the president could feel free to pick a new administration> Synonyms abnegate, cede, relinquish, renounce, abdicate, step aside (from), step down (from), surrenderRelated Words abjure, demit, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, waive; forsake, give up, hand over, yield; abandon, desert, quit, vacateNear Antonyms appropriate, arrogate, assume, claim, confiscate; seize, take over, usurp, wrest; defend, guard, protect, safeguard, secure
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