resign vs re-sign : Common Errors in English

About resign vs re-sign

Athletes who renew their contracts re-sign with their teams (note the hyphen). If they were to resign they would do the opposite—leave.

resign Meaning(s)

  • (v) leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
  • (v) give up or retire from a position
  • (v) part with a possession or right
  • (v) accept as inevitable

resign in News

  1. 10,000 Protestors Demand Putin Resign

    Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow demanding Vladimir Putin resign on Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CNBC

  2. Utah A.G. John Swallow: I did nothing wrong and won’t resign

    Utah A.G. John Swallow: I did nothing wrong and won’t resign by Robert Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 12, 2013 04:59PM MDT Utah Attorney General John Swallow reiterated Wednesday that he has no plans to resign and insisted he has not broken any laws or ethical rules. “I’m not about to walk away because of pressure. I’m not built that way,” Swallow told KSL Radio. “I learned on the ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  3. Banner Calling For Nutter To Resign In Wake Of Building Collapse Flies Over U.S. Open, Center City

    A banner requesting Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter to resign flew across the city Wednesday morning.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: CBS Philadelphia

re-sign in News

  1. Wild re-sign veteran Veilleux to 2-year contract

    The Minnesota Wild re-signed left wing Stephane Veilleux to a two-year, two-way contract Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: ESPN

  2. Wild re-sign Veilleux to 2-year contract

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild re-signed left wing Stephane Veilleux to a two-year, two-way contract Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Minnesota Wild re-sign Stephane Veilleux to two-year, two-way deal

    Stephane Veilleux, a high-energy winger who played for the Houston Aeros this past season before getting into two games for the Wild during their brief playoff run, re-signed with Minnesota on Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Pioneer Press

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