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English definition of “resign”

resign

verb [I or T] uk   /rɪˈzaɪn/ us  
B2 to give up a job or position by telling your employer that you are leaving: He resigned from the company in order to take a more challenging job. She resigned as director. She resigned the directorship.Retiring and resigning from work In the game of chess, you resign when you cannot see any way to avoid being beaten: Timman resigned a hopeless position. After she had taken my rook, there was nothing I could really do except resign.Chess
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