resign etymology

English word resign comes from English sign, English re-

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Detailed word origin of resign

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sign English (eng) (North America, uncountable) Physical evidence left by an animal.. (astrology) An astrological sign.. (mathematics) Positive or negative polarity. (Note: it is improper to place a sign on the number zero). (medicine) A property of the body that indicates a disease and, unlike a symptom, is unlikely to be noticed by the patient.. (sometimes, also used uncountably) A visible indication.. [...]
re- English (eng) A completive or intensification of the base; up, a-, out. Again, anew. Back, backward.
resign English (eng) (proscribed).

Words with the same origin as resign

Descendants of re-
reborn rebuild recall recognize reconsider reconstruction recover recreate redo refill relay release remark reopen repair replace replacement reschedule reset resort rethink retire rewind rewrite