Definition of resign
2 : to give up deliberately; especially : to renounce (something, such as a right or position) by a formal act
1 : to give up one's office or position : quit
2 : to accept something as inevitable : submit
resignedlyplay \-ˈzī-nəd-lē\ adverb
resignednessplay \-ˈzī-nəd-nəs\ noun
resignerplay \-ˈzī-nər\ noun
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
French President Emmanuel Macron reform plans hit a setback as his top military commander resigned following a public dispute over cuts to the nation's defense budget.
If Mr Buhari is too ill to rule but refuses (or is unable) to resign, government ministers and a medical panel set up by Mr Saraki would have to agree to remove him.
Ivey took office in April of this year after former Gov. Robert Bentley resigned.
Cordray has won two statewide races: treasurer in 2006 and attorney general in 2008 to fill the remainder of Marc Dann's term after Dann resigned.
Blatter was elected to a fifth term in 2015 before resigning.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday called for a Palos Township trustee who had made controversial statements on Facebook to resign from the county's Commission on Women's Issues.
The board member, who had once said that Kalanick should never resign, suddenly changed her tune.
Stites was fired by former JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens, who resigned at the beginning of this month.
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Synonym Discussion of resign
abdicate, renounce, resign mean to give up a position with no possibility of resuming it. abdicate implies a giving up of sovereign power or sometimes an evading of responsibility such as that of a parent. abdicated the throne renounce may replace it but often implies additionally a sacrifice for a greater end. renounced her inheritance by marrying a commoner resign applies to the giving up of an unexpired office or trust. resigned from the board
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
RESIGN Defined for Kids
Definition of resign for Students
1 : to give up (a job or position) by a formal or official act
2 : to prepare to accept something unpleasant Unable to sleep, I resigned myself to await his return … — Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder
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