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Meaning of RESIGN

Pronunciation:  ri'zIn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  accept as inevitable; "He resigned himself to his fate"
  2. [v]  part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
  3. [v]  leave voluntarily; of a job, post or position; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
  4. [v]  give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary fo the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
 

RESIGN is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: free, give up, give up, reconcile, release, relinquish, renounce, submit, vacate
 
 Antonyms: take office
 
 See Also: abdicate, accept, depart, derequisition, fall, give, hand, leave, leave office, pass, pass on, pull up stakes, quit, reach, resign, retire, sacrifice, step down, turn over

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*sign"\ (r?-z?n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Resigned}
(-z?nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Resigning}.] [F. r['e]signer, L.
resignare to unseal, annul, assign, resign; pref. re- re- +
signare to seal, stamp. See {Sign}, and cf. {Resignation}.]
1. 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.

         I here resign my government to thee.  --Shak.

         Lament not, Eve, but patiently resign What justly
         thou hast lost.                       --Milton.

         What more reasonable, than that we should in all
         things resign up ourselves to the will of God?
                                               --Tiilotson.

2. To relinquish; to abandon.

         He soon resigned his former suit.     --Spenser.

3. To commit to the care of; to consign. [Obs.]

         Gentlement of quality have been sent beyong the
         seas, resigned and concredited to the conduct of
         such as they call governors.          --Evelyn.

Syn: To abdicate; surrender; submit; leave; relinquish;
     forego; quit; forsake; abandon; renounce.

Usage: {Resign}, {Relinquish}. To resign is to give up, as if
       breaking a seal and yielding all it had secured;
       hence, it marks a formal and deliberate surrender. To
       relinquish is less formal, but always implies
       abandonment and that the thing given up has been long
       an object of pursuit, and, usually, that it has been
       prized and desired. We resign what we once held or
       considered as our own, as an office, employment, etc.
       We speak of relinquishing a claim, of relinquishing
       some advantage we had sought or enjoyed, of
       relinquishing seme right, privilege, etc. ``Men are
       weary with the toil which they bear, but can not find
       it in their hearts to relinquish it.'' --Steele. See
       {Abdicate}.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you resign from any position means of unfortunate endeavors and make some foolish choices.
 

 

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