resign oneself to


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resign (oneself) to (something)

To accept that one must do, undertake, or endure something. I've resigned myself to the fact that I will be hated by my peers, but I stand by my decision to act as a whistleblower. He once had artistic aspiration, but he's resigned himself to a career of office drudgery.
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resign oneself to something

to accept something reluctantly. I finally resigned myself to going to Mexico even though I didn't want to. Mary resigned herself to her fate.
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Does Europe pay for the southern European countries or does it resign oneself to the end of the euro?
For the liberal progressive, then, to resign oneself to history is an immoral and foolish attitude.
Arguably, Rachel demonstrates what it is to have a defining passion, to resign oneself to the impossibility of its realisation and then to have faith in possibility.
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One need not, therefore, resign oneself to abandoning either heaven or the world.
One has to resign oneself to being a bore on innumerable subjects.