Meaning of “resign” in the English Dictionary

"resign" in British English

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resignverb [ I or T ]

uk /rɪˈzaɪn/ us /rɪˈzaɪn/

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.

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.

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

"resign" in American English

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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 /rɪˈzaɪn/ us

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
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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.

(Definition of “resign” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)