resign yourself to

This page is about the phrasal verb resign yourself to.

Meaning: If you resign yourself to something, you accept that it's true and that there's nothing you can do to change it.

For example:

  • resign yourself to sth Margaret has resigned herself to the fact that her company won't survive, and she's started looking for a job.

  • resign yourself to sth I admitted that my dream of being a famous movie star would never come true, and I resigned myself to a life in the suburbs with everyone else.

Quick Quiz:

After seeing his exam results, Albert resigned himself to the fact that he was

a. an excellent student

b. not a very good student

c. quite a good student

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