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1  —as in:
submitted her resignation
Definition to quit — especially a job or position; or a document expressing such an act
  • I know you're unhappy there, but don't submit your resignation until you find a better job.
resignation = a document expressing that someone is quitting a job
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She resigned and moved with her family to Arizona.
  • resigned = quit
  • She said that if I don't resign, I will be fired.
  • resign = quit
    Groucho Marx
  • In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.
    United States 'Founding Fathers'  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • resignation = quitting (from the position)
  • He felt so ashamed of himself that he went to Wood and offered to resign from the Quidditch team.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • resign = quit
  • I have resign'd to you my charge.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • resign'd = quit (a job or position)
    (editor's note: This is more commonly spelled resigned.)
  • When the subject has refused allegiance, and the officer has resigned from office, then the revolution is accomplished.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • resigned = quit (from a job)
  • I won't resign, and if you do fire me I think I'll take it to the courts,
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • resign = quit
  • So why did you resign from the police force?
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
resign = quit

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2  —as in:
accepted it with resignation
Definition acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
  • It wasn't her first choice, but she accepted it with resignation.
resignation = (accepted) something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She was resigned to being embarrassed by her younger brother.
  • resigned = had accepted something undesired as unavoidable
  • Ron sighed as though resigned to the worst
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • resigned = having accepted as unavoidable
  • It was evident to everyone that he was resigned to his fate.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • resigned = had accepted something undesirable as unavoidable
  • He began to think it was to be, and that he could not prevent it—a very promising step of the mind on its way to resignation.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • resignation = acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable
  • The kind of submission or resignation that he showed was that of a man who was tired out.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • resignation = acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
  • She resigned herself to waiting until the rain stopped and...
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • resigned = made herself accept something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
  • Beatrice's face had become a mask of grim resignation.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • resignation = acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable
  • She seemed to swing between worry and fatalistic resignation.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • resignation = accepted something undesired as unavoidable
  • She had become resigned to her daughters' odd and willful ways.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
resigned = having accepted something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils

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Less commonly:
To resign can also more specifically mean to surrender or give up as in "I was clearly going to lose the chess game, so I resigned;" or "She resigned all pretense."
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