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resignation

Pronunciation: /ˌrezɪgˈneɪʃən/

Translation of resignation in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 c and u (from job, position) renuncia (feminine), dimisión (feminine) to tender one's resignation [formal] presentar su ( or mi etc) dimisión or su renuncia to accept sb's resignation aceptar la dimisión or la renuncia de algn the entire cabinet offered its resignation todos los miembros del gabinete pusieron sus cargos a disposición del primer ministroresignation from sth his resignation from the Cabinet/directorship su dimisión de or su renuncia a su puesto en el gabinete/en la dirección
    Example sentences
    • He remained in office until his resignation in March 1971.
    • Several high-profile resignations and retirements have hit hospitals in recent months.
    • Other officers had announced their resignation from the committee.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (of claim, right) [formal] renuncia (feminine)
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (acceptance, submission) resignación (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • This short final excursion cost poor Cherub but I could see resignation and acceptance in both Belinda and Cherub upon their return.
    • His final illness was accepted with resignation, courage and good humour.
    • This doesn't seem to have come from apathy or resignation at the inevitability of this war.

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