Definition of resign :
1. To commit to the care of; to consign.
2. To relinquish; to abandon.
3. To sign back; to return by a formal act; to yield to another; to surrender; - said especially of office or emolument. Hence, to give up; to yield; to submit; - said of the wishes or will, or of something valued; - also often used reflexively.
give in, abjure, conciliate, subject, repeal, render, overturn, keep, drop out, take, throw in the towel, abnegate, free, make up, leave office, unfreeze, annul, justify, accommodate, throw overboard, put forward, lay off, dislodge, bow, expel, disengage, pass on, reconcile, walk out, put in, allow, exhaust, reverse, eject, countermand, deliver, kick, publish, de-escalate, revoke, relegate, accede, step aside, spare, throw in, loose, posit, unblock, bow out, let go of, bring out, give/hand in (your) notice, rid, forswear, give notice, empty, disembarrass, unloose, put out, take leave, settle, part with, exempt, hand over, continue, turn, harmonize, relieve, retract, cast off, hand in your notice/resignation, state, quitclaim, chuck up the sponge, absolve, lift, weaken, retire from, secrete, forfeit, depart from, harmonise, step down, foreswear, fall by the wayside, yield, discharge, unloosen, patch up, liberate, depart, forego, present, drop by the wayside, repudiate, rescind, demit, withdraw from, cede, issue, stand down, recant, let go, sign off, dispense with, defer, submit
abandon (part of speech: verb)
relinquish (part of speech: verb)
resign (part of speech: verb)
give up (part of speech: verb)
- " We will support the Constitution," say they, " until we are called on to act under any of its bad clauses; and then we will resign our office, and refuse obedience." - "Slavery and the Constitution", William Ingersoll Bowditch.
- He meant to resign next night- I can't for the life of me think why!" - "Peccavi", E. W. Hornung.
- It would serve you right if you were asked to resign from the team. - "Marjorie Dean, High School Junior", Pauline Lester.