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Verb: resign  ri'zIn
  1. Leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
    "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds";
    - vacate, renounce, give up
  2. Give up or retire from a position
    "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal";
    - leave office, quit, step down
  3. Part with a possession or right
    "resign a claim to the throne";
    - release, relinquish, free, give up
  4. Accept as inevitable
    "He resigned himself to his fate";
    - reconcile, submit

Derived forms: resigns, resigned, resigning

Type of: accept, depart, give, hand, leave, pass, pass on, pull up stakes, reach, turn over

Antonym: take office

Encyclopedia: Resign