Resign

Definition of Resign

Re`sign´   Pronunciation: r?-z?n´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Resigned (-z?nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Resigning.]
1.To sign back; to return by a formal act; to yield to another; to surrender; - said especially of office or emolument. Hence, to give up; to yield; to submit; - said of the wishes or will, or of something valued; - also often used reflexively.
I here resign my government to thee.
- Shak.
Lament not, Eve, but patiently resign
What justly thou hast lost.
- Milton.
What more reasonable, than that we should in all things resign up ourselves to the will of God?
- Tiilotson.
2.To relinquish; to abandon.
He soon resigned his former suit.
- Spenser.
3.To commit to the care of; to consign.
Gentlement of quality have been sent beyong the seas, resigned and concredited to the conduct of such as they call governors.
- Evelyn.

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