resign verb

ADV. formally

VERB + RESIGN be forced to, be obliged to, have to He was forced to resign due to ill health. | intend to | offer to, threaten to The minister offered to resign after his affair became public. Two MPs threatened to resign if the government did not agree to examine this case. | decide to | refuse to | call on sb to They called on her to resign as chief executive.

PREP. as He resigned as chairman. | from She formally resigned from the government. | over Three members of the committee resigned over the issue.