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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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