To resign is to quit or retire from a position. You can also resign yourself to something inevitable, like death — meaning you just accept that it's going to happen.

  • Pronunciation: /rɪˈzaɪn/
  • English Description: to officially announce that you have decided to leave your job or an organization
  • Chinese Translation: 辞职(Ci2 Zhi2)
  • Spanish Translation: dimitir
  • STORY: When people resign, they're leaving something, like a job or political office. Congressmen resign after a scandal. Coaches resign after a really terrible season. Regular folks simply resign when they're ready to go. In those cases, resign is a nicer way of saying quit. Being resigned is another sense of this word — it's a type of acceptance. If your team is losing 80-20, you might as well resign yourself to losing. That just means you aren't in denial.


  • “I want to see what’s out there before I resign myself to three more years of schooling,” she said.
  • Machen resigned from the office in March after five years in office and has since returned to private practice.

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