Decline and Resign


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Decline verb – To show unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to.
Resign and decline are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Resign" instead a verb "Decline".
Nearby Words: declined, declining, declination, declinable
Synonyms for Decline


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Resign verb – To give up (as a position of authority) formally.
Decline and resign are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Decline" instead a verb "Resign".
Nearby Words: resignation, resigning
Synonyms for Resign

Common collocations

thanks decline thanks resign thanks
seat decline seat resign seat
comment decline comment resign comment

Both words in one sentence

  • The MP then can quietly decline to stand in the by-election, resign from the non-job, and move on with his/her life.
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