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resign

verb

1 resign

Leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily:
— The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds.

synonyms: give up, renounce, vacate.

Roget 782: relinquish, give up, surrender, yield, cede; let go, let slip; spare, drop, resign, forego, renounce, abandon, expropriate, ... show more

Roget 757: resign; give up, throw up; lay down, throw up the cards, wash one's hands of, abjure, renounce, forego, disclaim, retract; deny etc. 536.    ... show more

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



2 resign

Give up or retire from a position:
— The chairman resigned over the financial scandal.

synonyms: leave office, quit, step down.

Dutch: aftreden, terugtreden

3 resign

Part with a possession or right:
— Resign a claim to the throne.

synonyms: free, give up, release, relinquish.

Dutch: laten

4 resign

Accept as inevitable:
— He resigned himself to his fate.

synonyms: reconcile, submit.

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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