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resign

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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resignre‧sign /rɪˈzaɪn/ ●●○ W3 verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 BELEAVE A JOB OR ORGANIZATIONto officially announce that you have decided to leave your job or an organizationquitresign 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.2 resign yourself to (doing) somethingCOLLOCATIONSnounsresign your post/position/officeHe later resigned his post as Minister of Energy.resign your seat (=announce that you will no longer be a member of a parliament, be on a committee etc)A majority of voters think he should resign his seat in Congress.resign the presidencyRichard Nixon resigned the presidency in 1974.resign your chairmanshipMr Hunt announced that he has resigned his chairmanship of the committee.resign your membershipHe recently resigned his membership of the National Rifle Association.
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Examples from the Corpus
resignThe following years, he resigned as chairman of the committee.Nixon was the first US President to resign before the end of his term of office.I wanted to resign, but my boss persuaded me to stay.She resigned from the board after profits fell by a further 3%.Roberts replaces Jacob Winters, who resigned from the firm last month.He resigned from the party on 25 September 1939.Mr Cox also resigned his position on the board.The manager was forced to resign his post after allegations of corruption.He will resign if he is forced to accept an unrealistic budget he can not commit to.In a statement issued on March 19 Hekmatyar called on Najibullah to resign immediately.Former science minister Binyamin Begin, who resigned the post this week because of the Hebron pullout, explicitly made that argument.Oedipus of course resigned the throne.resign your post/seat/position etcMost of the leading professors at St Petersburg University resigned their posts.On May 22, as the group was reaching agreement, he quietly resigned his position.Whatever the police said or did, decided Meryl, she was going to resign her post at the District.He intended to resign his seat if he won the election.From the wait-and-negotiate camp, Secretary of State Vance resigned his post in protest.Bourne resigned his post over a controversy involving a prescription he wrote for a member of his staff.
From Longman Business Dictionaryresignre‧sign /rɪˈzaɪn/ verb [intransitive, transitive]JOB to officially leave a job, position etc through your own choice, rather than being told to leaveThe vice-president resigned hispost last week.resign asOne director recently resigned as trustee of the fund.resign fromHe has resigned from the board for personal reasons.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
resign
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyresign
he, she, itresigns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyresigned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave resigned
he, she, ithas resigned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad resigned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill resign
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have resigned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam resigning
he, she, itis resigning
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you, we, theyare resigning
Past
I, he, she, itwas resigning
you, we, theywere resigning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been resigning
he, she, ithas been resigning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been resigning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be resigning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been resigning
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