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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•sign /rɪˈzaɪn/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to give up an office or position: [+ from + object]was forced to resign from the job.[+ object]The officer resigned his commission.
  2. to give up (oneself, one's mind, etc.) without struggle or resistance:[+ oneself]He resigned himself to failure.
See -sign-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
re-sign  (rē sīn),USA pronunciation v.t., v.i. 
  1. to sign again.
  2. to renew or extend a contract.
[1795–1805]
re•sign  (ri zīn),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to give up an office or position, often formally (often fol. by from):to resign from the presidency.
  2. to submit;
    yield:to resign before the inevitable.

v.t. 
  1. to give up (an office, position, etc.), often formally.
  2. to relinquish (a right, claim, agreement, etc.).
  3. to give or sign over, as to the control or care of another:She resigned her child to an adoption agency.
  4. to submit (oneself, one's mind, etc.) without resistance.
  • Latin resignāre to open, release, cancel, equivalent. to re- re- + signāre to mark, seal, sign
  • Middle French resigner
  • Middle English resignen 1325–75
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged withdraw.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged abdicate, renounce;
      quit, leave.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged give up, surrender, cede, forgo.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
resign /rɪˈzaɪn/ vb
  1. when intr, often followed by from: to give up tenure of (a job, office, etc)
  2. (transitive) to reconcile (oneself) to; yield: to resign oneself to death
  3. (transitive) to give up (a right, claim, etc); relinquish
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French resigner, from Latin resignāre to unseal, invalidate, destroy, from re- + signāre to seal; see sign

reˈsigner n
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
re-sign /riːˈsaɪn/ vb
  1. to sign (a document, etc) again
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