Leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily:
— The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds.
Roget 725: succumb, submit, yeild, bend, resign, defer to. lay down one's arms, deliver up one's arms; lower colors, haul down colors, strike one's flag, strike colors. surrender, surrender at discretion; ... show more
Roget 859: despair; lose all hope, give up all hope, abandon all hope, relinquish all hope, lose the hope of, give up the hope of, abandon the hope of, relinquish the hope of; give up, give over; yield to despair; falter; despond ... show more
Give up or retire from a position:
— The chairman resigned over the financial scandal.
Dutch: aftreden, terugtreden
Part with a possession or right:
— Resign a claim to the throne.
Accept as inevitable:
— He resigned himself to his fate.
Dutch: berusten, neerleggen, resigneren, schikken, stellen, verzoenen
Moby thesaurus: abandon, abdicate, abjure, accede, accept, acknowledge defeat, acquiesce, assent, be agreeable, be pensioned, be superannuated, cease, cede, circulate, come across with, come off, comply, consent, cry quits, cut out ... show more.
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