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resign

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To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead—somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man—somewhere these, too, come together.
Marguerite Duras
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See also re-sign

English

Etymology 1

French résigner, [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] resignare to unseal, annul, assign, resign; prefix re- + signare to seal, stamp.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to resign

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to resign (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive or Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To quit a job or position.
    I am resigning in protest of the unfair treatment of our employees.
    He resigned the crown to follow his heart.
  2. (transitive or Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To submit; to give up as hopeless or inevitable.
    After fighting for so long, she finally resigned to her death.
    He had no choice but to resign the game and let his opponent become the champion.
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Etymology 2

re- + sign

Pronunciation

  • IPA: ɹisaɪn

Verb

Infinitive
to resign

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to resign (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (proscribed) Alternative spelling of re-sign.

Usage notes

The spelling without the hyphen results in a heteronym and is usually avoided.

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