[ ri-zahynd ]
/ rɪˈzaɪnd /


submissive or acquiescent.
characterized by or indicative of resignation.

Nearby words

  1. residuary,
  2. residue,
  3. residuum,
  4. resign,
  5. resignation,
  6. resignedly,
  7. resignee,
  8. resile,
  9. resilience,
  10. resiliency

Origin of resigned

First recorded in 1645–55; resign + -ed2

Related formsre·sign·ed·ly [ri-zahy-nid-lee] /rɪˈzaɪ nɪd li/, adverbre·sign·ed·ness, nounself-re·signed, adjectiveun·re·signed, adjective


[ ree-sahyn ]
/ riˈsaɪn /

verb (used with or without object)

to sign again.
to renew or extend a contract.

Origin of re-sign

First recorded in 1795–1805

Can be confusedre-sign resign


[ ri-zahyn ]
/ rɪˈzaɪn /

verb (used without object)

to give up an office or position, often formally (often followed by from): to resign from the presidency.
to submit; yield: to resign before the inevitable.

verb (used with object)

to give up (an office, position, etc.), often formally.
to relinquish (a right, claim, agreement, etc.).
to give or sign over, as to the control or care of another: She resigned her child to an adoption agency.
to submit (oneself, one's mind, etc.) without resistance.

Origin of resign

1325–75; Middle English resignen < Middle French resigner < Latin resignāre to open, release, cancel, equivalent to re- re- + signāre to mark, seal, sign

Can be confusedre-sign resign Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for resigned


/ (rɪˈzaɪnd) /


characteristic of or proceeding from an attitude of resignation; acquiescent or submissive
Derived Formsresignedly (rɪˈzaɪnɪdlɪ), adverbresignedness, noun


/ (rɪˈzaɪn) /


(when intr , often foll by from) to give up tenure of (a job, office, etc)
(tr) to reconcile (oneself) to; yieldto resign oneself to death
(tr) to give up (a right, claim, etc); relinquishhe resigned his claim to the throne
Derived Formsresigner, noun

Word Origin for resign

C14: from Old French resigner, from Latin resignāre to unseal, invalidate, destroy, from re- + signāre to seal; see sign


/ (riːˈsaɪn) /


to sign (a document, etc) again
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Word Origin and History for resigned
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