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Definition of Resign


  1. To sign back; to return by a formal act; to yield to another; to surrender; -- said especially of office or emolument. Hence, to give up; to yield; to submit; -- said of the wishes or will, or of something valued; -- also often used reflexively.
  2. To relinquish; to abandon.
  3. To commit to the care of; to consign.

Resign Quotations

I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow.
Richard M. Nixon

If I could get my membership fee back, I'd resign from the human race.
Fred Allen

Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.
Henri Frederic Amiel

If you belonged to a political party or a social club that was tied to as much bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, violence, and sheer ignorance as religion is, you'd resign in protest.
Bill Maher

If your man is a sports enthusiast, you may have to resign yourself to his spouting off in a monotone on a prize fight, football game or pennant race.
Marilyn Monroe
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Resign Translations

resign in Dutch is neerleggen, bedanken, afstand doen
resign in Finnish is alistua
resign in Italian is farsi indietro
resign in Portuguese is renuncie
resign in Spanish is desistir, dimitir
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