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resign (rɪˈzaɪn)
vb (when intr, often foll by from)
1.  to give up tenure of (a job, office, etc)
2.  (tr) to reconcile (oneself) to; yield: to resign oneself to death
3.  (tr) to give up (a right, claim, etc); relinquish: he resigned his claim to the throne
[C14: from Old French resigner, from Latin resignāre to unseal, invalidate, destroy, from re- + signāre to seal; see sign]

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