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Phrasal Verbs

resign yourself to

This page is about the phrasal verb resign yourself to


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
a) an excellent student b) not a very good student c) quite a good student

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