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resignverb [I or T]

uk   us   /rɪˈzaɪn/
B2 to give up a ​job or ​position by ​tellingyouremployer that you are ​leaving: He resigned from the ​company in ​order to take a more ​challengingjob. She resigned asdirector. She resigned the ​directorship. In the ​game of chess, you resign when you cannot ​see any way to ​avoid being ​beaten: Timman resigned a ​hopelessposition. After she had taken my ​rook, there was nothing I could really do except resign.

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(Definition of resign from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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resignverb [I/T]

 us   /rɪˈzɑɪn/
to give up a ​job or ​position: [I] He resigned from the ​committee.
(Definition of resign from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"resign" in Business English

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resignverb [I or T]

uk   us   /rɪˈzaɪn/
HR, WORKPLACE to say that you have decided to ​leave your ​job: The ​primeminister announced that she will resign after the next ​election.resign as sth He resigned as ​policydirector to become ​deputychief of ​staff.resign from sth After the ​scandal, he was ​forced to resign from his ​governmentpost.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
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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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