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Meaning & Definition of Resign in English

English

Resign

/rɪzaɪn/

verb

1. Leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

  • "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"
  • "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
    synonym:
  • vacate
  • ,
  • resign
  • ,
  • renounce
  • ,
  • give up

2. Give up or retire from a position

  • "The secretary of the navy will leave office next month"
  • "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
    synonym:
  • leave office
  • ,
  • quit
  • ,
  • step down
  • ,
  • resign

3. Part with a possession or right

  • "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"
  • "Resign a claim to the throne"
    synonym:
  • release
  • ,
  • relinquish
  • ,
  • resign
  • ,
  • free
  • ,
  • give up

4. Accept as inevitable

  • "He resigned himself to his fate"
    synonym:
  • resign
  • ,
  • reconcile
  • ,
  • submit

Examples of using

I'll have to resign myself to being alone while you're away.
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was forced to resign.
I resign.