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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Re-sign  \Re-sign"\  (r?-s?n"),  v.  t.  [Pref.  re-  +  sign.] 
  To  affix  one's  signature  to  a  second  time;  to  sign  again 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Resign  \Re*sign"\  (r?-z?n"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Resigned} 
  (-z?nd");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Resigning}.]  [F.  r['e]signer,  L. 
  resignare  to  unseal,  annul,  assign,  resign;  pref.  re-  re-  + 
  signare  to  seal,  stamp.  See  {Sign},  and  cf  {Resignation}.] 
  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? 
  2.  To  relinquish;  to  abandon. 
  He  soon  resigned  his  former  suit.  --Spenser. 
  3.  To  commit  to  the  care  of  to  consign.  [Obs.] 
  Gentlement  of  quality  have  been  sent  beyong  the 
  seas,  resigned  and  concredited  to  the  conduct  of 
  such  as  they  call  governors.  --Evelyn. 
  Syn:  To  abdicate;  surrender;  submit;  leave  relinquish; 
  forego;  quit  forsake;  abandon;  renounce. 
  Usage:  {Resign},  {Relinquish}.  To  resign  is  to  give  up  as  if 
  breaking  a  seal  and  yielding  all  it  had  secured; 
  hence  it  marks  a  formal  and  deliberate  surrender.  To 
  relinquish  is  less  formal,  but  always  implies 
  abandonment  and  that  the  thing  given  up  has  been  long 
  an  object  of  pursuit,  and  usually,  that  it  has  been 
  prized  and  desired.  We  resign  what  we  once  held  or 
  considered  as  our  own  as  an  office,  employment,  etc 
  We  speak  of  relinquishing  a  claim,  of  relinquishing 
  some  advantage  we  had  sought  or  enjoyed,  of 
  relinquishing  seme  right  privilege,  etc  ``Men  are 
  weary  with  the  toil  which  they  bear,  but  can  not  find 
  it  in  their  hearts  to  relinquish  it.''  --Steele.  See 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  leave  voluntarily;  of  a  job,  post  or  position;  "She  vacated 
  the  position  when  she  got  pregnant"  [syn:  {vacate},  {renounce}, 
  {give  up}] 
  2:  accept  as  inevitable;  "He  resigned  himself  to  his  fate" 
  [syn:  {reconcile},  {submit}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  RESIGN,  v.t.  To  renounce  an  honor  for  an  advantage.  To  renounce  an 
  advantage  for  a  greater  advantage. 
  'Twas  rumored  Leonard  Wood  had  signed 
  A  true  renunciation 
  Of  title,  rank  and  every  kind 
  Of  military  station  -- 
  Each  honorable  station. 
  By  his  example  fired  --  inclined 
  To  noble  emulation, 
  The  country  humbly  was  resigned 
  To  Leonard's  resignation  -- 
  His  Christian  resignation. 
  Politian  Greame 

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