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Synonyms for resign
rɪˈzaɪnre·sign

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. resign

    Abandon is a word of wide signification, applying to persons or things of any kind; abdicate and resign apply to office, authority, or power; cede to territorial possessions; surrender especially to military force, and more generally to any demand, claim, passion, etc. Quit carries an idea of suddenness or abruptness not necessarily implied in abandon, and may not have the same suggestion of finality. The king abdicates his throne, cedes his territory, deserts his followers, renounces his religion, relinquishes his titles, abandons his designs. A cowardly officer deserts his ship; the helpless passengers abandon it. We quit business, give up property, resign office, abandon a habit or a trust. Relinquish commonly implies reluctance; the fainting hand relinquishes its grasp; the creditor relinquishes his claim. Abandon implies previous association with responsibility for or control of; forsake implies previous association with inclination or attachment, real or assumed; a man may abandon or forsake house or friends; he abandons an enterprise; forsakes God. Abandon is applied to both good and evil action; a thief abandons his designs, a man his principles. Forsake, like abandon, may be used either in the favorable or unfavorable sense; desert is always unfavorable, involving a breach of duty, except when used of mere localities; as, "the Deserted Village." While a monarch abdicates, a president or other elected or appointed officer resigns. It was held that James II. abdicated his throne by deserting it.

    Synonyms:
    abandon, abdicate, abjure, cast off, cease, cede, depart from, desert, discontinue, forego, forsake, forswear, give up, leave, quit, recant, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, retire from, retract, surrender, vacate, withdraw from

    Antonyms:
    adopt, advocate, assert, cherish, claim, court, defend, favor, haunt, hold, keep, maintain, occupy, prosecute, protect, pursue, retain, seek, support, undertake, uphold, vindicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. resign

    Synonyms:
    surrender, abandon, return, withdraw, abdicate, submit, leave, relinquish, forego, renounce

    Antonyms:
    retain, claim, appropriate, vindicate, grasp

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vacate, resign, renounce, give upverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    empty, allow, abandon, forfeit, abdicate, cede, annul, release, forgo, spare, kick, throw in, lift, surrender, stop, fall by the wayside, rescind, lay off, waive, throw overboard, reconcile, disown, throw in the towel, give up, overturn, repeal, leave office, repudiate, relinquish, step down, deliver, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, reverse, discontinue, revoke, drop out, free, submit, part with, vacate, forego, quit, dispense with, countermand, foreswear, drop by the wayside

  2. leave office, quit, step down, resignverb

    give up or retire from a position

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

    Synonyms:
    drop by the wayside, submit, quit, foreswear, de-escalate, chuck up the sponge, leave office, fall by the wayside, throw in, vacate, lay off, discontinue, drop out, step down, take leave, renounce, weaken, give up, release, cease, depart, relinquish, stop, reconcile, throw in the towel, free

  3. release, relinquish, resign, free, give upverb

    part with a possession or right

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

    Synonyms:
    unloosen, unfreeze, allow, unloose, abandon, drop by the wayside, expel, vacate, cede, free, release, forgo, stop, drop out, unblock, rid, kick, exhaust, liberate, publish, surrender, disembarrass, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, put out, reconcile, let go of, dispense with, exempt, give up, throw overboard, forfeit, justify, absolve, leave office, spare, relieve, secrete, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, cease, let go, renounce, dislodge, bring out, discontinue, discharge, issue, step down, chuck up the sponge, submit, disengage, turn, eject, part with, throw in, forego, quit, foreswear, loose

  4. resign, reconcile, submitverb

    accept as inevitable

    "He resigned himself to his fate"

    Synonyms:
    defer, conciliate, harmonize, quit, bow, state, relegate, accede, leave office, subject, vacate, render, settle, free, submit, posit, renounce, put forward, give up, step down, release, pass on, present, give in, relinquish, put in, make up, reconcile, patch up, accommodate, harmonise, take

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. resignverb

    Synonyms:
    yield, surrender, relinquish, abdicate, forego, abandon, cede, give up, deliver up, throw up, part with, lay down

  2. resignverb

    Synonyms:
    abdicate, relinquish office

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. resignverb

    Synonyms:
    demit, abdicate, withdraw, surrender, relinquish, submit

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "resign":

    resignation, resigns, quit, quits, resigning

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How to use resign in a sentence?

  1. Elise Stefanik:

    Joe Biden has blood on his hands. The buck stops with the President of the United States, joe Biden must resign or face impeachment.

  2. Roger Gannam:

    It's the duty of the Kentucky government to accommodate that, and they very easily could do so, gov. Beshear is the one who should do his job or resign.

  3. Henri Falcon:

    I'm clear who my adversary his: Nicolas Maduro and his model, nicolas Maduro should save Venezuela from more tragedies and resign.

  4. Maithripala Sirisena:

    The police chief said he will resign now.

  5. Steve Baker:

    It's inevitable that some members of the cabinet would have to resign if they're browbeaten into supporting a deal that is honestly this flimsy.


Translations for resign

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  • استقالArabic
  • odstoupit, rezignovatCzech
  • kündigen, zurücktretenGerman
  • παραιτούμαιGreek
  • rezigniEsperanto
  • renunciar, resignarse, dimitirSpanish
  • erotaFinnish
  • démissionner, résigner, se faire une raisonFrench
  • התפטרHebrew
  • त्यागपत्र देना, पदत्यागHindi
  • lemondHungarian
  • [[հրաժարական]] [[տալ]]Armenian
  • rinunciare, darla su, rassegnarsi, rassegnare, dimettersiItalian
  • 辞職, 辞任, 辞めるJapanese
  • უარის თქმაGeorgian
  • 포기하다, 사임하다Korean
  • rīhaina, tukuMāori
  • meletak jawatanMalay
  • ontslag nemenDutch
  • gi opp, si opp, resignere, gå avNorwegian
  • rezygnowaćPolish
  • resignar, demitir-se, renunciar, [[desligar]]-[[se]]Portuguese
  • [[отка́зываться]] [[от]] [[должность, уво́литься, увольня́ться, [[бро́сить]] [[работа, [[уходи́ть]] в [[отставкаRussian
  • avgåSwedish
  • ராஜினாமாTamil
  • istifa etmekTurkish
  • Từ chứcVietnamese
  • 辞职Chinese

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