Resign - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈzaɪn|  American pronunciation of the word resign
Brit.  |rɪˈzaɪn|  British pronunciation of the word resign

verb

- leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily (syn: give up, renounce, vacate)
The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds
- give up or retire from a position (syn: quit, step down)
The chairman resigned over the financial scandal
- part with a possession or right (syn: free, give up, release, relinquish)
resign a claim to the throne
- accept as inevitable (syn: reconcile, submit)
He resigned himself to his fate

Extra examples

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.

They expect the governor to resign his office.

He resigned as secretary of defense one day before last fall's elections.

The mother was unwilling to resign the child to the care of her relatives.

She resigned from the government last week.

He resigned as Governor of Punjab in August.

Tom has since resigned his membership of the golf club.

Is he going to resign from politics?

Is he going to resign from the chairmanship?

Is the firm resigned to losing the contract?

The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds

The chairman resigned over the financial scandal

He resigned himself to his fate

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: resign
he/she/it: resigns
present participle: resigning
past tense: resigned
past participle: resigned
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