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Resign, to give up, to surrender an office or possession; absol.: “willing to r.” R2 IV, 190. With an accus.: Tp. V, 118. John II, 154. R2 I, 1, 176. II, 2, 59. IV, 200. H5 II, 4, 93. H6B I, 3, 124. II, 3, 33. H6C V, 5, 19. Tit. I, 191 (r. my life). With to, == to yield one's place or state to another: “I r. to thee,” R2 IV, 202. “vile earth, to earth r.” Rom. III, 2, 59 (turn to dust, die). With accus. and to, == to yield or commit to: “they r. their office to the disposing of her brain,” Ven. 1039. “what thou art r. to death,” H6B III, 1, 334. “--ed the crown to Henry,” H6C I, 1, 139. IV, 6, 24. R3 I, 4, 98. II, 4, 70. III, 7, 117. Lr. V, 3, 298.
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