resignation


resignation
noun
1 giving up your job; letter of resignation
ADJECTIVE
immediate
shock (BrE), sudden, surprise, unexpected (esp. BrE)
forced
mass
VERB + RESIGNATION
hand in, submit, tender

She handed in her resignation following the dispute over company policy.

announce
withdraw
offer (sb), proffer (formal)
threaten
lead to, prompt, provoke (BrE)

The accusation prompted the resignation of the party leader.

force

Illness forced his resignation from the team.

call for, demand

The protesters called for his immediate resignation.

accept

She has refused to accept the resignation of her deputy.

reject
RESIGNATION + VERB
be effective, become effective

My resignation is effective from May 1.

RESIGNATION + NOUN
letter
announcement

His resignation announcement was widely expected.

speech, statement
PREPOSITION
resignation as

her resignation as party leader

resignation from

A scandal led to his resignation from office.

PHRASES
a call for sb's resignation
a letter of resignation
resignation on (the) grounds of sth (BrE)

resignation on grounds of ill health

2 willingness to accept a difficult situation
ADJECTIVE
weary
quiet
PREPOSITION
in resignation

Hearing that the train was running late, he sighed in weary resignation.

with resignation

She spoke with resignation.

resignation to

resignation to fate

PHRASES
a look of resignation, a sigh of resignation

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  • resignation — res‧ig‧na‧tion [ˌrezɪgˈneɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable] JOBS when someone officially states that they want to leave their job, position etc: • The board accepted their resignations, along with that of the vice chairman. • The finance… …   Financial and business terms

  • resignation — Resignation. s. f. v. Demission volontaire d un office, d un benefice en faveur de quelqu un. Faire resignation d un office, d un benefice. donner sa resignation en blanc. il n a pas voulu accepter la resignation qu on luy avoit faite. le Pape a… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Resignation — (von lat. re signare das Feldzeichen (signum) senken, kapitulieren; seine Unterschrift zurückziehen, widerrufen; vgl. Pease, s.u.) bezeichnet (etwa seit Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts) die menschliche Haltung bzw. Gestimmtheit des Sichfügens… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • resignation — I (passive acceptance) noun acquiescence, animus submissus, capitulation, deference, docility, endurance, fatalism, forbearance, fortitude, lack of complaint, lack of resistance, longanimity, meekness, nonresistance, obedience, passiveness,… …   Law dictionary

  • Resignation — ist kein Nihilismus; Resignation führt ihre Perspektiven bis an den Rand des Dunkels, aber sie bewahrt Haltung auch vor diesem Dunkel. «Gottfried Benn, Marginalien» Nichts ist erbärmlicher als die Resignation, die zu früh kommt. «Marie von Ebner… …   Zitate - Herkunft und Themen

  • Resignation — Res ig*na tion (r[e^]z [i^]g*n[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [F. r[ e]signation. See {Resign}.] 1. The act of resigning or giving up, as a claim, possession, office, or the like; surrender; as, the resignation of a crown or commission. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resignation — late 14c., act of resigning (an office, etc.), from Fr. résignation (14c.), from M.L. resignationem, from L. resignare (see RESIGN (Cf. resign)). Meaning submission, acquiescence is from 1640s …   Etymology dictionary

  • resignation — [n1] relinquishment of responsibility abandonment, abdication, departure, giving up, leaving, notice, quitting, renunciation, retirement, surrender, tendering, termination, vacating, withdrawal; concepts 119,195,351 Ant. agreement, taking on… …   New thesaurus

  • resignation — Resignation, Eiuratio. On ne peut impetrer l office d un homme vivant, sinon par resignation, ou forfaicture, Petere magistratum perpetuum in locum viuentis non licet, nisi vltro se abdicantis vel noxae damnati commissoriae. B …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • resignation — [rez΄ig nā′shən] n. [ME < MFr resignation < ML resignatio] 1. a) the act of resigning b) formal notice of this, esp. in writing 2. patient submission; passive acceptance; acquiescence …   English World dictionary


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