: to give up (a job or position) in a formal or official way [+ obj] ▪ The senator was forced to resign his position. [no obj] ▪ The newspaper's editor resigned after the scandal. ▪ He resigned from his job as principal of the school.
: to make yourself accept something that is bad or that cannot be changed — usually + to ▪ We resigned ourselves to the fact that we were going to lose the game. ▪ You don't have to resign yourself to doing a job that you don't enjoy. — see also resigned to at resigned