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Resign meaning

resign - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. leave ( a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily; " She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; " The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
  2. 2. To relinquish; to abandon.
  3. 3. To commit to the care of; to consign.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To submit patiently.
  6. 6. To yield up.

resign - examples of usage

  1. Godolphin and Marlborough threatened to resign unless he was dismissed. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. In spite of her laugh and the little pressure of mockery on his arm, he would not resign his belief, but with her hand resting there, her voice quickened and mysteriously moving in his ears, he had not time- they had not the same inclination- other objects drew his attention. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. She was ready to believe that some people are fortunate enough to reject, accept, resign, or lay down their lives at the bidding of traditional authority; she could envy them; but in her case the questions became phantoms directly she tried seriously to find an answer, which proved that the traditional answer would be of no use to her individually. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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