Definition of resign verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

resign

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verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈzaɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzaɪn//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they resign
BrE BrE//rɪˈzaɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzaɪn//
 
he / she / it resigns
BrE BrE//rɪˈzaɪnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzaɪnz//
 
past simple resigned
BrE BrE//rɪˈzaɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzaɪnd//
 
past participle resigned
BrE BrE//rɪˈzaɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzaɪnd//
 
-ing form resigning
BrE BrE//rɪˈzaɪnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzaɪnɪŋ//
 
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to officially tell somebody that you are leaving your job, an organization, etc. resign (as something) He resigned as manager after eight years. resign (from something) Two members resigned from the board in protest. resign something My father resigned his directorship last year. See related entries: Unemployment Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French resigner, from Latin resignare ‘unseal, cancel’, from re- ‘back’ + signare ‘sign, seal’.Extra examples He resigned as chairman. He was forced to resign due to ill health. She formally resigned from the government. Some judges have threatened to resign over this issue. The minister offered to resign after his affair became public. They called on her to resign as chief executive. Three members of the committee resigned over the issue. Two MPs threatened to resign if the government did not agree to examine this case. Phrasal Verbsresign yourself to something
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