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What is the difference between Resign and Re-sign?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Oct 10, 2020

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B. Strickland

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B. Strickland
B. Strickland, Sales Manager, MBA, Houston

Answered Nov 21, 2019

Both words are spelled identically but possess different meanings. Both are verbs. The past tense of re-sign is re-signed. Resign means to voluntarily let go of a job or position in a formal or official sense.

It could also mean to allow yourself to accept something that you didn't want to accept or to accept something that you can't change. Re-sign means to sign something, again, as the prefix "re" signifies to do something again.

Examples of the meaning of resign include: She resigned from her job to spend more time with her family. Another would be the president of the club must resign because of being implicated in suspicious or immoral activity. An example of re-sign would be: the man had to re-sign all the credit card receipts.

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B. Mary

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B. Mary, Health Care manager, MHA(Master's In Healthcare Administration), Raleigh, North Carolina

Answered Nov 08, 2019

When you say resign, this means that you are removing yourself from your position or your title. When you say re-sign, this means that you will be signed on again for a particular project or even a job. There are some people who resign because they are not happy with their work anymore, or they feel that their full potential is not being utilized in the job that they are handling.

People re-sign, however, when they feel that the organization that they are working for can help them improve their strengths and capabilities. These two should not be confused with each other because it can be quite embarrassing when people assume wrongly when the two terms are used incorrectly.

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