Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: resigner, from Latin resignare 'to unseal, cancel, give back', from signare; SIGN2


Related topics: Employment
re‧sign W3 [intransitive and transitive]
1BE to officially announce that you have decided to leave your job or an organization [↪ quit]
resign from
She resigned from the government last week.
resign as
He resigned as Governor of Punjab in August.
resign your post/seat/position etc
Tom has since resigned his membership of the golf club.

resign yourself to (doing) something

to make yourself accept something that is bad but cannot be changed [↪ resigned]:
Josh resigned himself to the long walk home.
At sixteen, I resigned myself to the fact that I'd never be a dancer.

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