Resign and Renounce


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Resign verb – To give up (as a position of authority) formally.
Usage example: following the election, the incumbent cabinet members resigned their positions so the president could feel free to pick a new administration

Renounce is a synonym for resign in action topic. In some cases you can use "Renounce" instead a verb "Resign", when it comes to topics like keep, relinquish, give up, give up responsibility. popular alternative
Nearby Words: resignation, resigning
Synonyms for Resign


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Renounce verb – To give up (as a position of authority) formally.
Usage example: in wake of the corruption scandal, the congressman was forced to renounce his seat in the House

Resign is a synonym for renounce in abandon topic. You can use "Resign" instead a verb "Renounce", if it concerns topics such as keep, give up, disclaim. popular alternative
Nearby Words: renounced, renouncement, renouncing
Synonyms for Renounce

Common collocations

life resign life renounce life
position resign position renounce position
titles resign titles renounce titles
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