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RESIGN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does resign mean? 

RESIGN (verb)
  The verb RESIGN has 4 senses:

1. leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
2. give up or retire from a position
3. part with a possession or right
4. accept as inevitable

  Familiarity information: RESIGN used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RESIGN (verb)


Sense 1resign [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

vacate; resign; renounce; give up

Context examples:

She vacated the position when she got pregnant / The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds

Hypernyms (to "resign" is one way to...):

leave office; quit; resign; step down (give up or retire from a position)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "resign"):

abdicate; renounce (give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2resign [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give up or retire from a position

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

leave office; step down; quit; resign

Context examples:

The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month / The chairman resigned over the financial scandal

Hypernyms (to "resign" is one way to...):

depart; leave; pull up stakes (remove oneself from an association with or participation in)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "resign"):

give up; renounce; resign; vacate (leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily)

retire (go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position)

top out (give up one's career just as one becomes very successful)

fall (lose office or power)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 3resign [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Part with a possession or right

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

relinquish; resign; give up; release; free

Context examples:

I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest / resign a claim to the throne

Hypernyms (to "resign" is one way to...):

give; hand; pass; pass on; reach; turn over (place into the hands or custody of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "resign"):

derequisition (release from government control)

give; sacrifice (endure the loss of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 4resign [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Accept as inevitable

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

reconcile; resign; submit

Context example:

He resigned himself to his fate

Hypernyms (to "resign" is one way to...):

accept (consider or hold as true)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody PP


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