WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
re-sign  (rē sīn),USA pronunciation v.t., v.i. 
  1. to sign again.
  2. to renew or extend a contract.
[1795–1805]
re•sign  (ri zīn),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to give up an office or position, often formally (often fol. by from):to resign from the presidency.
  2. to submit;
    yield:to resign before the inevitable.

v.t. 
  1. to give up (an office, position, etc.), often formally.
  2. to relinquish (a right, claim, agreement, etc.).
  3. to give or sign over, as to the control or care of another:She resigned her child to an adoption agency.
  4. to submit (oneself, one's mind, etc.) without resistance.
  • Latin resignāre to open, release, cancel, equivalent. to re- re- + signāre to mark, seal, sign
  • Middle French resigner
  • Middle English resignen 1325–75
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged withdraw.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged abdicate, renounce;
      quit, leave.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged give up, surrender, cede, forgo.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

re-sign /riːˈsaɪn/ vb
  1. to sign (a document, etc) again



Advertisements

Word of the day: half | ground

Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.
Become a WordReference Supporter to view the site ad-free.