resign has definitions from the field of work
1
[ verb ] (work) leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily

Examples

"She vacated the position when she got pregnant" "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

Sam_Caldwell , State_Highway_Department public_relations director , resigned Tuesday to work for Lt._Gov._Garland_Byrd 's campaign .

The former county school_superintendent , George_P._Callan , shot himself to death March 18 , four days after he resigned his post in a dispute with the county school_board .

(The New York Times,...)

Four years later he resigned to take a similar job with the Green_Bay_Packers .

2
[ verb ] give up or retire from a position

Examples

"The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month" "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"

3
[ verb ] part with a possession or right

Examples

"I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest" "resign a claim to the throne"

4
[ verb ] accept as inevitable

Synonyms

reconcile submit

Examples

"He resigned himself to his fate"

Related terms

accept resignation

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