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Synonyms for resignrɪˈzaɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vacate, resign, renounce, give up(verb)

    leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

    Synonyms:
    empty, allow, abandon, forfeit, abdicate, cede, annul, release, resign, forgo, spare, kick, throw in, lift, surrender, stop, fall by the wayside, rescind, lay off, waive, throw overboard, reconcile, disown, throw in the towel, give up, overturn, repeal, leave office, repudiate, relinquish, step down, deliver, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, reverse, discontinue, revoke, drop out, free, submit, part with, vacate, forego, quit, dispense with, countermand, foreswear, drop by the wayside

  2. leave office, quit, step down, resign(verb)

    give up or retire from a position

    Synonyms:
    drop by the wayside, submit, quit, foreswear, de-escalate, chuck up the sponge, leave office, fall by the wayside, throw in, vacate, lay off, discontinue, drop out, step down, take leave, renounce, weaken, give up, release, resign, cease, depart, relinquish, stop, reconcile, throw in the towel, free

  3. release, relinquish, resign, free, give up(verb)

    part with a possession or right

    Synonyms:
    unloosen, unfreeze, allow, unloose, abandon, drop by the wayside, expel, vacate, cede, free, release, resign, forgo, stop, drop out, unblock, rid, kick, exhaust, liberate, publish, surrender, disembarrass, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, put out, reconcile, let go of, dispense with, exempt, give up, throw overboard, forfeit, justify, absolve, leave office, spare, relieve, secrete, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, cease, let go, renounce, dislodge, bring out, discontinue, discharge, issue, step down, chuck up the sponge, submit, disengage, turn, eject, part with, throw in, forego, quit, foreswear, loose

  4. resign, reconcile, submit(verb)

    accept as inevitable

    Synonyms:
    defer, conciliate, harmonize, quit, bow, state, relegate, accede, leave office, subject, vacate, render, settle, free, submit, posit, renounce, put forward, give up, step down, release, resign, pass on, present, give in, relinquish, put in, make up, reconcile, patch up, accommodate, harmonise, take

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. resign

    Abandon is a word of wide signification, applying to persons or things of any kind; abdicate and resign apply to office, authority, or power; cede to territorial possessions; surrender especially to military force, and more generally to any demand, claim, passion, etc. Quit carries an idea of suddenness or abruptness not necessarily implied in abandon, and may not have the same suggestion of finality. The king abdicates his throne, cedes his territory, deserts his followers, renounces his religion, relinquishes his titles, abandons his designs. A cowardly officer deserts his ship; the helpless passengers abandon it. We quit business, give up property, resign office, abandon a habit or a trust. Relinquish commonly implies reluctance; the fainting hand relinquishes its grasp; the creditor relinquishes his claim. Abandon implies previous association with responsibility for or control of; forsake implies previous association with inclination or attachment, real or assumed; a man may abandon or forsake house or friends; he abandons an enterprise; forsakes God. Abandon is applied to both good and evil action; a thief abandons his designs, a man his principles. Forsake, like abandon, may be used either in the favorable or unfavorable sense; desert is always unfavorable, involving a breach of duty, except when used of mere localities; as, "the Deserted Village." While a monarch abdicates, a president or other elected or appointed officer resigns. It was held that James II. abdicated his throne by deserting it.

    Synonyms:
    abandon, abdicate, abjure, cast off, cease, cede, depart from, desert, discontinue, forego, forsake, forswear, give up, leave, quit, recant, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, retire from, retract, surrender, vacate, withdraw from

    Antonyms:
    adopt, advocate, assert, cherish, claim, court, defend, favor, haunt, hold, keep, maintain, occupy, prosecute, protect, pursue, retain, seek, support, undertake, uphold, vindicate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. resign(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    yield, surrender, relinquish, abdicate, forego, abandon, cede, give up, deliver up, throw up, part with, lay down

  2. resign(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    abdicate, relinquish office

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

resignation, resigns, quit, quits, resigning


Translations for resign

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • استقالArabic
  • odstoupit, rezignovatCzech
  • zurücktreten, kündigenGerman
  • παραιτούμαιGreek
  • rezigniEsperanto
  • renunciar, dimitir, resignarseSpanish
  • erotaFinnish
  • démissionner, résigner, se faire une raisonFrench
  • התפטרHebrew
  • पदत्याग, त्यागपत्र देनाHindi
  • lemondHungarian
  • [[հրաժարական]] [[տալ]]Armenian
  • dimettersi, rassegnarsi, rassegnare, rinunciare, darla suItalian
  • 辞任, 辞職, 辞めるJapanese
  • უარის თქმაGeorgian
  • 포기하다, 사임하다Korean
  • tuku, rīhainaMāori
  • meletak jawatanMalay
  • ontslag nemenDutch
  • gå av, resignere, si opp, gi oppNorwegian
  • demitir-se, [[desligar]]-[[se]], renunciar, resignarPortuguese
  • [[уходи́ть]] в [[отставка, [[бро́сить]] [[работа, увольня́ться, уво́литься, [[отка́зываться]] [[от]] [[должностьRussian
  • avgåSwedish
  • istifa etmekTurkish
  • Từ chứcVietnamese
  • 辞职Chinese

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