[ US /ɹiˈsaɪn, ɹiˈzaɪn, ɹɪˈzaɪn/ ]
  1. accept as inevitable
    He resigned himself to his fate
  2. part with a possession or right
    resign a claim to the throne
    I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest
  3. 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
  4. give up or retire from a position
    The chairman resigned over the financial scandal
    The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month
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How To Use resign In A Sentence

  • A few weeks before the vote on November 7, the buzz goes, Cheney will announce his resignation, ostensibly because of signs of new trouble with his ticker.
  • A lot of those who were named were deselected or resigned.
  • And when Elliot Spitzer got caught fooling w/a prostie, he resigned on the spot … saaaaaaaaaaaay … WHY is Vitter still in office? Think Progress » Vitter receives standing ovation at Southern Republican Leadership Conference.
  • Julian ought to have resigned, then he'd have come out of it with some credit.
  • Officially, Carter resigned, but everyone knows he was fired.
  • NIAGARA FALLS -- A Niagara Falls English teacher has agreed to resign and surrender his teaching certification as part of a plea bargain to charges that he had an improper relationship with a 16-year-old female student. The Buffalo News: Home
  • There is growing anticipation that the prime minister will have to resign.
  • The governor refused to accept Cox's resignation .
  • He resigned from the Council in 1990 when new rules prevented paid council officers sitting as elected members.
  • Sancho resigns himself and agrees to the task on the condition that he is not required to draw blood with these whippings and that gentle lashes count too.
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