Origin of resigned
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of re-sign
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of resign
Examples from the Web for resigned
Normally, 434 members (minus Michael Grimm who resigned) would vote for Speaker.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup|Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
President Rhee resigned soon thereafter and was secreted out of the country to Hawaii by the American CIA.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once she lost the chairmanship of her Kadima party, Tzipi Livni resigned and formed a new party—Hatenua.Goodbye to Israel’s Lousy Government (Let’s Hope the Next One Isn’t Worse)|Alon Ben-Meir|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brooks resigned his seat but was immediately returned by his district in a special election.
And while Mitchell was appointed to the board, he resigned earlier this year while under pressure over conflicts of interest.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’|ProPublica|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was resigned to the appreciation of women only, and these had in their appreciation narrowness of mind, malignity, and envy.The Red Lily, Complete|Anatole France
She prayed for strength to bear it, and resigned herself to Gods will.
You need not prepare me for the future, you bad boy: I resigned myself to "possibilities" some time ago.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
Her hands were clasped and her head bowed with a meek, resigned air that reached more than one Shawnee heart.Oonomoo the Huron|Edward S. Ellis
And, when she resigned her last breath, it was with the tears and universal lamentations of her people.Lives of Celebrated Women|Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Word Origin for resign
"submissive, full of resignation," 1690s, past participle adjective from resign (v.). Related: Resignedly.
late 14c., "give up, surrender, abandon, submit; relinquish," from Old French resigner "renounce, relinquish" (13c.), from Latin resignare "to check off, annul, cancel, give back, give up," from re- "opposite" (see re-) + signare "to make an entry in an account book," literally "to mark" (see sign (v.)).
The sense is of making an entry (signum) "opposite" -- on the credit side -- balancing the former mark and thus canceling the claim it represents. The specific meaning of "give up a position" is first recorded late 14c. Sense of "to give (oneself) up to some emotion or situation" is from 1718. Related: Resigned; resigning.