resign - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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present tense
present participleresigning
past tenseresigned
past participleresigned
  1. to state formally that you are leaving a job permanently

    It now seems clear that she will resign her directorship immediately.

    resign as:

    He was forced to resign as Finance Minister.

    resign from:

    He made it clear that he was not resigning from active politics.