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Definition 1: accept as inevitable - [verb of cognition]

Samples where resign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He resigned himself to his fate

Synonyms for resign in the sense of this definition

(resign is a kind of ...) consider or hold as true

"I cannot accept the dogma of this church" "accept an argument"

Definition 2: part with a possession or right - [verb of possession]

Samples where resign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for resign in the sense of this definition

(resign is a kind of ...) place into the hands or custody of

"hand me the spoon, please" "Turn the files over to me, please" "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

(... is a kind of resign ) release from government control

(... is a kind of resign ) endure the loss of

"He gave his life for his children" "I gave two sons to the war"

Samples where resign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for resign in the sense of this definition

(resign is a kind of ...) give up or retire from a position

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

(... is a kind of resign ) give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations

"The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"

Samples where resign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for resign in the sense of this definition

(resign is a kind of ...) remove oneself from an association with or participation in

"She wants to leave" "The teenager left home" "She left her position with the Red Cross" "He left the Senate after two terms" "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"

(... is a kind of resign ) 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"

(... is a kind of resign ) go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position

"He retired at age 68"

(... is a kind of resign ) give up one's career just as one becomes very successful

"The financial consultant topped out at age 40 because he was burned out"

(... is a kind of resign ) lose office or power

"The government fell overnight" "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"

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