Examples of resign in a Sentence
The senator was forced to resign his position.
The newspaper's editor resigned after the scandal.
He resigned from his job as principal of the school.
Recent Examples of resign from the Web
Trumka was among members who resigned from the American Manufacturing Council this month in protest of President Donald Trump’s tepid response to violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Paul Lemieux was appointed to the Lake Bluff Village Board of Trustees on Aug. 28 to serve the remaining term of Steve Christensen, who recently resigned.
Walter Schaub, the former head of the Office of Government Ethics who resigned because of Trump’s allergy to ethical behavior, weighed in too.
Andrus was a onetime lumberjack who resigned midway through his second term as Idaho governor in 1977 to become President Jimmy Carter’s secretary of the Interior Department.
A new Independence Day Commission was appointed by Mayor Bill Martin last September after members of the former nonprofit Havre de Grace Independence Celebration Committee resigned en masse.
On Wednesday, Daniel Kammen, a university professor who also worked as a science envoy for the U.S. State Department, resigned from his government post, the Sacramento Bee reported.
Within the next year, Baldwin’s successor, Neville Chamberlain, resigned as prime minister, and Churchill found himself suddenly at the seat of British power.
In the race Dan McQueen — who served 37 days as mayor of Corpus Christi before resigning the post on Facebook earlier this year — is the latest person to jump into the race for U.S. Senate.
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Synonymsabnegate, cede, relinquish, renounce, abdicate, step aside (from), step down (from), surrender
Related Wordsabjure, demit, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, waive; forsake, give up, hand over, yield; abandon, desert, quit, vacate
Near Antonymsappropriate, arrogate, assume, claim, confiscate; seize, take over, usurp, wrest; defend, guard, protect, safeguard, secure
Synonym Discussion of resign
- relinquished her crown
- the troops yielded ground grudgingly
- resigned her position
- surrendered their claims
- abandoned all hope
- waived the right to a trial by jury
- abdicated the throne
- renounced her inheritance by marrying a commoner
- resigned from the board
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RESIGN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of resign for English Language Learners
: to give up (a job or position) in a formal or official way
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Definition of resign for Students
- Unable to sleep, I resigned myself to await his return …
- —Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder
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