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resigning

verb
present participle of resign

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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

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“Resigning.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/resigning. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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