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resign (ri ZIGHN), resigns; resigned, resigning (verbs)
1. To quit or leave a position or a job; especially, by formal notification. "The CEO (chief executive officer) resigned when it was discovered that he had misappropriated some of the company's funds to a local politician."

"Some people simply resign when they're ready to stop working in one place so they can get a different job."

2. To accept or to submit to something that is unchangeable or incapable of being avoided or prevented: "The 98-year old lady resigned herself to the fact that she would die soon."

"His father will be resigning from any further association with or participation in the activities of the political party."

3. Etymology: from Old French resigner, from Latin resignare, "to check off, to cancel, to give up"; from re-, "opposite" + signare, "to make an entry in an account book"; literally, "to mark".

The meaning of "give up a position" is first recorded in the late 14th century.

This entry is located in the following units: re-, red- (page 7) sign- (page 3)
resign, re-sign
resign (re ZIGHN) (verb)
1. To give up or to relinquish something: Latonya agreed to resign her position as treasurer of the group rather than face an inquiry into the missing funds.
2. Formally to renounce one's position in a government or other organizational situation: The king decided to resign from the throne so he could marry the woman he loved.
3. To agree or to accept something as inevitable: Jeremy feels that he must resign himself to staying home on Friday night.
re-sign (ree SIGHN) (verb)
To endorse a written or printed document for a second or more times: Because Alisha's signature was illegible on the original check, she had to re-sign it when she went to the bank.

Because of a perceived conflict of interest, Debora was forced to resign from her job; however, after an investigation, she was cleared of any charges and so she was able to re-sign her contract and to resume her work.