HyperDic: resign

English > 4 senses of the word resign:
VERBsocialresign, vacate, renounce, give upleave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
socialresign, leave office, quit, step downgive up or retire from a position
possessionresign, release, relinquish, free, give uppart with a possession or right
cognitionresign, reconcile, submitaccept as inevitable
resign > pronunciation
Soundsrihzay'n; riysay'n; riyzay'n
Rhymesaffine ... wine: 145 rhymes with ayn...
English > resign: 4 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningLeave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
Synonymsvacate, renounce, give up
Narrowerabdicate, renounceGive up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
Broaderleave office, quit, step down, resignGive up or retire from a position
Spanishdimitir, renegar, renunciar, resignar
Catalandimitir, renegar, renunciar
Nounsresignationthe act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)
English > resign: 4 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningGive up or retire from a position.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
Synonymsleave office, quit, step down
NarrowerfallLose office or power
retirego into retirement
top outGive up one's career just as one becomes very successful
vacate, resign, renounce, give upLeave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
Broaderleave, depart, pull up stakesRemove oneself from an association with or participation in
Oppositetake officeassume an office, duty, or title
Spanishdejar, dimitir, renunciar, resignar
Catalandimitir
Nounsresignationthe act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)
resignationa formal document giving notice of your intention to resign
English > resign: 4 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningPart with a possession or right.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example "resign a claim to the throne"
Synonymsrelease, relinquish, free, give up
NarrowerderequisitionRelease from government control
sacrifice, giveendure the loss of
Broaderpass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, giveplace into the hands or custody of
Spanishliberar, renunciar
Catalanalliberar, deslliurar, renunciar
English > resign: 4 senses > verb 4, cognition
MeaningAccept as inevitable.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP
Example"He resigned himself to his fate"
Synonymsreconcile, submit
BroaderacceptConsider or hold as true
Spanishreconciliar, resignarse
Nounsresignationacceptance of despair

©2001-22 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict