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English verb: resign

1. resign (social) leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

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

Synonymsgive up, renounce, vacate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)leave office, quit, resign, step down

Narrower (hyponym)abdicate, renounce

2. resign (social) give up or retire from a position

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

Synonymsleave office, quit, step down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)depart, leave, pull up stakes

Narrower (hyponym)fall, give up, renounce, resign, retire, top out, vacate

Antonymstake office

3. resign (possession) part with a possession or right

SamplesI am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest.
Resign a claim to the throne.

Synonymsfree, give up, release, relinquish

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over

Narrower (hyponym)derequisition, give, sacrifice

4. resign (cognition) accept as inevitable

SamplesHe resigned himself to his fate.

Synonymsreconcile, submit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)accept

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