Associations to the word «Resign»


RESIGN, verb. (transitive) To give up or hand over (something to someone); to relinquish ownership of. [from 14th c.]
RESIGN, verb. (transitive or intransitive) To quit (a job or position). [from 14th c.]
RESIGN, verb. (transitive or intransitive) To submit passively; to give up as hopeless or inevitable. [from 15th c.]
RESIGN, verb. (proscribed) Alternative spelling of re-sign
RESIGN ONESELF, verb. To give up, stop resisting and come to accept.

Dictionary definition

RESIGN, verb. Leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds".
RESIGN, verb. Give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal".
RESIGN, verb. Part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne".
RESIGN, verb. Accept as inevitable; "He resigned himself to his fate".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche