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resign

verb [I or T]
 
 
/rɪˈzaɪn/
HR, WORKPLACE to say that you have decided to leave your job: The prime minister announced that she will resign after the next election.resign as sth He resigned as policy director to become deputy chief of staff.resign from sth After the scandal, he was forced to resign from his government post.resign over sth He has no intention of resigning over the issue.resign your job/position/post She will resign her position as CEO of the company at the end of the year.be asked to/forced to resign The previous director had just been forced to resign. threaten to resign → Compare fire, retire
resign yourself to sth/be resigned to sth to make yourself accept something that you do not like because you cannot change it: While he's still a partner, he's resigned to writing off his investment.
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