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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Verb resign has 4 senses


resignv. t. [F. résigner, L. resignare to unseal, annul, assign, resign; pref. re- re- + signare to seal, stamp. See Sign, and cf. Resignation.].
  •  To sign back; to return by a formal act; to yield to another; to surrender; -- said especially of office or emolument. Hence, to give up; to yield; to submit; -- said of the wishes or will, or of something valued; -- also often used reflexively.  [1913 Webster]
    "I here resign my government to thee."  [1913 Webster]
    "Lament not, Eve, but patiently resign
    What justly thou hast lost.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "What more reasonable, than that we should in all things resign up ourselves to the will of God?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To relinquish; to abandon.  [1913 Webster]
    "He soon resigned his former suit."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To commit to the care of; to consign.  [1913 Webster]
    "Gentlement of quality have been sent beyong the seas, resigned and concredited to the conduct of such as they call governors."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To abdicate; surrender; submit; leave; relinquish; forego; quit; forsake; abandon; renounce.


resign, v.
1 intr. a (often foll. by from) give up office, one's employment, etc. (resigned from the Home Office). b (often foll. by as) retire (resigned as chief executive).
2 tr. (often foll. by to, into) relinquish; surrender; hand over (a right, charge, task, etc.).
3 tr. give up (hope etc.).
4 refl. (usu. foll. by to) a reconcile (oneself, one's mind, etc.) to the inevitable (have resigned myself to the idea). b surrender (oneself to another's guidance).
5 intr. Chess etc. discontinue play and admit defeat.

resigner n.
ME f. OF resigner f. L resignare unseal, cancel (as RE-, signare sign, seal)



v.t. To renounce an honor for an advantage. To renounce an advantage for a greater advantage.

'Twas rumored Leonard Wood had signed
A true renunciation
Of title, rank and every kind
Of military station --
Each honorable station.

By his example fired -- inclined
To noble emulation,
The country humbly was resigned
To Leonard's resignation --
His Christian resignation.
Politian Greame



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, deliver, deliver over, demit, desist, desist from, discontinue, disgorge, dispense with, dispose of, distribute, disuse, do without, drop, dump, face the music, forgo, fork over, forsake, forswear, forward, get along without, get rid of, give away, give in, give notice, give out, give over, give up, go, go along with, hand, hand in, hand out, hand over, have done with, kiss good-bye, knock under, knuckle down, knuckle under, lay down, leave, leave off, let go, live with it, make a sacrifice, nol-pros, not pursue with, not resist, obey, part with, pass, pass out, pass over, pension off, put behind one, quit, quitclaim, reach, recant, release, relent, relinquish, render, render up, renounce, renounce the throne, retire, retire from office, retract, sacrifice, spare, stand aside, stand down, step aside, stop, submit, succumb, superannuate, surrender, swallow it, swallow the pill, swear off, take, take it, terminate, throw up, transfer, turn over, turn up, vacate, waive, withdraw from, yield




VB 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, cede, capitulate, come to terms, retreat, beat a retreat, draw in one's horns, give way, give round, give in, give up, cave in, suffer judgment by default, bend, bend to one's yoke, bend before the storm, reel back, bend down, knuckle down, knuckle to, knuckle under, knock under, eat dirt, eat the leek, eat humble pie, bite the dust, lick the dust, be at one's feet, fall at one's feet, craven, crouch before, throw oneself at the feet of, swallow the leek, swallow the pill, kiss the rod, turn the other cheek, avaler les couleuvres, gulp down, obey, kneel to, bow to, pay homage to, cringe to, truckle to, bend the neck, bend the knee, kneel, fall on one's knees, bow submission, courtesy, curtsy, kowtow, pocket the affront, make the best of, make a virtue of necessity, grin and abide, grin and bear it, shrug the shoulders, resign oneself, submit with a good grace.


VB resign, give up, throw up, lay down, throw up the cards, wash one's hands of, abjure, renounce, forego, disclaim, retract, deny, abrogate, desert, get rid of, abdicate, vacate, vacate one's seat, accept the stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds, retire, tender one's resignation.


VB relinquish, give up, abandon, desert, forsake, leave in the lurch, go back on, depart from, secede from, withdraw from, back out of, leave, quit, take leave of, bid a long farewell, vacate, renounce, forego, have done with, drop, disuse, discard, wash one's hands of, drop all idea of, break off, leave off, desist, stop, hold one's hand, stay one's hand, quit one's hold, give over, shut up shop, throw up the game, throw up the cards, give up the point, give up the argument, pass to the order of the day, move to the previous question, relinquish, give up, surrender, yield, cede, let go, let slip, spare, drop, resign, forego, renounce, abandon, expropriate, give away, dispose of, part with, lay aside, lay apart, lay down, lay on the shelf, set aside, put aside, put away, make away with, cast behind, maroon, give notice to quit, give warning, supersede, be rid of, get rid of, be quit of, get quit of, eject, rid oneself of, disburden oneself of, divest oneself of, dispossess oneself of, wash one's hands of, discard, cast off, dismiss, cast away, throw away, pitch away, fling away, cast aside, cast overboard, cast to the dogs, throw aside, throw overboard, throw to the dogs, pitch aside, pitch overboard, pitch to the dogs, fling aside, fling overboard, fling to the dogs, cast to the winds, throw to the winds, sweep to the winds, put away, turn away, sweep away, jettison, reject, quit one's hold, quitclaim.


VB 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, jeter le manche apres la cognee, inspire despair, drive to despair, disconcert, dash one's hopes, crush one's hopes, destroy one's hopes, hope against hope, abandon, resign, surrender, submit.

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