resign

  • 1 resign — re‧sign [rɪˈzaɪn] verb [intransitive, transitive] JOBS to officially leave a job, position etc through your own choice, rather than being told to leave: • The vice president resigned his post last week. resign as • One director recently resigned… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Resign — Re*sign (r? z?n ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Resigned} ( z?nd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Resigning}.] [F. r[ e]signer, L. resignare to unseal, annul, assign, resign; pref. re re + signare to seal, stamp. See {Sign}, and cf. {Resignation}.] [1913 Webster] 1.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 resign — [ri zīn′] vt. [ME resignen < MFr resigner < L resignare < re , back + signare, to SIGN] 1. to give up possession of; relinquish (a claim, etc.) 2. to give up (an office, position, etc.) vi. to give up an office, position of employment,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 resign — I verb abandon, abdicate, abire, abjure, capitulate, cease work, cede, cedere, demit, depart, deponere, desist from, disclaim, divest oneself of, drop out, forego, forsake, give notice, give up, leave, quit, reject, relinquish, renounce,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 resign — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. resigner, from L. resignare to check off, cancel, give up, from re opposite (see RE (Cf. re )) + signare to make an entry in an account book, lit. to mark (see SIGN (Cf. sign)). The sense is of making an entry (signum) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 resign — 1 yield, surrender, leave, abandon, *relinquish, cede, waive Analogous words: *forgo, eschew, sacrifice, forbear, abnegate: *abjure, renounce, forswear 2 *abdicate, renounce …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 resign — [v] give up responsibility abandon, abdicate, bail out, bow out, capitulate, cease work, cede, demit, divorce oneself from, drop, drop out, end service, fold, forgo, forsake, give notice, give up the ship*, hand in resignation, hand over, hang it …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 resign — ► VERB 1) voluntarily leave a job or position of office. 2) (be resigned) accept that something undesirable cannot be avoided. ORIGIN Latin resignare unseal, cancel …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 resign — verb ADVERB ▪ formally ▪ abruptly ▪ immediately VERB + RESIGN ▪ be forced to, be obliged to (BrE), have to …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 resign */*/*/ — UK [rɪˈzaɪn] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms resign : present tense I/you/we/they resign he/she/it resigns present participle resigning past tense resigned past participle resigned to state formally that you are leaving a job… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 resign — 01. Some people think President Bill Clinton should have [resigned] because of his sex scandal. 02. The Prime Minister regretfully accepted the [resignation] of his Finance Minister. 03. Charlotte [resigned] from her position as president of the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 resign — re|sign [ rı zaın ] verb intransitive or transitive *** to state formally that you are leaving a job permanently: It now seems clear that she will resign her directorship immediately. resign from: He made it clear that he was not resigning from… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 resign — v. 1) (D; intr.) to resign from (she resigned from her job) 2) (d; refl.) to resign to (he resigned himself to his fate) * * * [ˌriː saɪn] (d; refl.) to resign to (he resigned himself to his fate) (D; intr.) to resign from (she resigned from her… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 resign — re|sign W3 [rıˈzaın] v [I and T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: resigner, from Latin resignare to unseal, cancel, give back , from signare; SIGN2] 1.) to officially announce that you have decided to leave your job or an organization… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 resign — /ri zuyn /, v.i. 1. to give up an office or position, often formally (often fol. by from): to resign from the presidency. 2. to submit; yield: to resign before the inevitable. v.t. 3. to give up (an office, position, etc.), often formally. 4. to… …

    Universalium

  • 16 resign — [[t]rɪza͟ɪn[/t]] ♦♦♦ resigns, resigning, resigned 1) VERB If you resign from a job or position, you formally announce that you are leaving it. A hospital administrator has resigned over claims he lied to get the job... [V n] Mr Robb resigned his… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 resign*/ — [rɪˈzaɪn] verb [I/T] to state formally that you are leaving your job He made it clear that he was not resigning from active politics.[/ex] He was forced to resign as mayor.[/ex] • resign yourself (to sth) to accept that something unpleasant must… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 resign — /rəˈzaɪn / (say ruh zuyn) verb (i) 1. (sometimes followed by from) to give up an office or position. 2. to submit; yield. –verb (t) 3. to give up (an office, position, etc.) formally. 4. to relinquish, as a right or claim. 5. to submit (oneself,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 resign — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To relinquish] Syn. surrender, capitulate, give up; see abandon 1 , yield 1 . 2. [To leave one s employment] Syn. quit, leave, retire, step down, drop out, stand down, stand aside, end one s services, walk out, hand in one s …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 resign — verb 1》 voluntarily leave a job or position of office. 2》 (be resigned or resign oneself to) accept that something undesirable cannot be avoided. 3》 archaic surrender oneself to another s guidance. Derivatives resigned adjective resignedly adverb …

    English new terms dictionary


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