resign to

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 to

v.
To submit oneself passively to something; give in to doing something: Everyone had left for the movie, so I resigned myself to washing the dishes.
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I want to threaten to resign to see whether I will get the pay that I deserve.
Lesko is the second GOP state senator to resign to run for Congress in recent weeks.
Inquirer.net's #INQPoll, which was posted on Monday afternoon, asked the public on their level of agreement with the Palace's statement urging Sereno to resign to spare the Supreme Court from further damage.
But they should resign to ensure free and fair inquiry," said a student, who wished to be not named.
In late November of last year, the YSK announced that ministers who occupy a post in the government need not resign to be eligible to compete in local elections.
Does the chief resign to the council or to the people or to the band manager?
Vice-chairman George McLachlan said: "The directors of the football club will step aside in the next 48 hours and will resign to enable a new board to be formed.