To resign is to give up your job, your position, or your membership in a group. It usually happens because someone is not happy with the way things are going, or they no longer feel like they are able to do their job well.

  • He resigned from his job after he was transferred to a different department.

  • She resigned from the club after she was banned from the club.

Definition of resigning


To sign again; to provide one's signature again.


(by extension) To sign a contract renewing or restarting a professional relationship, such as that of a professional athlete with a sports team.


To give up; to relinquish ownership of.


To hand over (something to someone), place into the care or control of another.


To quit (a job or position).


To submit passively; to give up as hopeless or inevitable.

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Example Sentences for resigning

  • 1

    This led to the resignation of the president.

  • 2

    It is the resignation of the government and its reappointment.

  • 3

    She resigned at the end of the month.

  • 4

    As a result of the riot, the headmaster of the school resigned.

  • 5

    In the storm, the Forsmark CEO chose to resign.

  • 6

    TV host resigns as rumors swirl.

  • 7

    His resignation led to the dissolution of the party.

  • 8

    Esquire Magazine and the Resignation of Admiral Fallon.

  • 9

    The consequences of his resignation pertain to the election.

  • 10

    The director of the Department of Corrections was forced to resign.