One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the senior management resigned after the losses were announced’
leave, go, hand in one's notice, give in one's notice, give notice, stand down, step down, bow out, walk out
informal quit, call it a day
2‘19 MPs resigned their parliamentary seats’
give up, leave, vacate, stand down from, retire from
informal quit, pack in, jack in
3‘he had resigned his right to the title’
renounce, relinquish, give up, abandon, surrender, forgo, cede, abdicate, sign away
claim, assert, keep
4‘we resigned ourselves to a long wait’
reconcile oneself to, become resigned to, become reconciled to, have no choice but to accept, come to terms with, learn to live with, get used to the idea of
give in to the inevitable, grin and bear it
refuse to accept
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