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  1  definition  found 
  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 

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