Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.
To resign: to voluntarily leave a job.
To resign oneself, to be resigned (to doing sthg): to accept, to reconcile with (doing sthg).
Resignations in the news
This month, Theresa May resigned from her office as UK Prime Minister, following an unsuccessful Brexit negotiation.
With other pro-Brexit successors waiting in the wings, it seems like Britain is still resigned to leaving Europe.
Alternatives to resignation
Get fired: Do something cool on your way out. Maybe light a desk on fire?
Retire: Time to focus on your first love: goldfish.
Change careers: Ex-Prime Minister of wealthy industrialized nation seeks new challenges in corporate lobbying.
Don’t confuse “resign” with:
Raisin: A dried grape. No wine inside. We checked.
Reason: The motive for an action or decision. Still working out the reasons for Brexit.
Re-sign: Sign again. New polls suggest that 54% of Britons want to remain. Any chance Britain re-signs with Europe?