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resign

Pronunciation: /rɪˈzaɪn/

Translation of resign in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • dimitir, renunciar, presentar su ( or mi etc) dimisión or renuncia there were shouts of 'resign!' se alzaron voces pidiendo su dimisión or su renuncia to resign from sth dimitir algo, renunciar a algo I resigned from the committee renuncié a or dimití mi cargo en la comisión

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [position] dimitir, renunciar a, presentar su ( or mi etc) dimisión or renuncia a 1.2 (forfeit) [right/claim] renunciar a
    Example sentences
    • I further call on her to present a public apology to the family, and then to resign her office.
    • The Deputy is resigning his seat in the light of the Government's decision to abolish the dual mandate.
    • Precisely what transpired is unknown, but he resigned all offices and spent the rest of his life in Europe, dying in Boulogne.
    Example sentences
    • By 1909 Einstein was recognised as a leading scientific thinker and in that year he resigned from the patent office.
    • The Chancellor resigned from office and decided to leave the academy on his own.
    • So, taking drastic steps, John resigned from his job and, with his one suitcase, stayed in Southampton.

reflexive verb/verbo reflexivo

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