Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb resign

4 senses of resign

Sense 1
vacate, resign, renounce, give up -- (leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds")
       => leave office, quit, step down, resign -- (give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal")

Sense 2
leave office, quit, step down, resign -- (give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal")
       => leave, depart, pull up stakes -- (remove oneself from an association with or participation in; "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two terms"; "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes")

Sense 3
release, relinquish, resign, free, give up -- (part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne")
       => pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give -- (place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers")

Sense 4
resign, reconcile, submit -- (accept as inevitable; "He resigned himself to his fate")
       => accept -- (consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument")

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