resign oneself

Definition of resign oneself

:to accept something that is bad and that cannot be changed usually + to
  • We resigned ourselves to the fact that we were going to lose the game.

Word by Word Definitions

resign play
  1. : relegate, consign

  2. : to give up deliberately

  3. : to give up one's office or position : quit

  1. : to sign again

  2. : to sign up again

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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