- vt. 辞职；放弃；委托；使听从
- vi. 辞职
- n. 辞去职务
CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
1、re- "opposite" + sign-.
来自拉丁语 resignare,取消，放弃，投降，解除，来自 re-,相反，signare,作记号，作标记，词 源同 sign.比喻用法，引申诸相关词义。
- resign: see sign
- resign (v.)
- late 14c., "give up, surrender, abandon, submit; relinquish," from Old French resigner "renounce, relinquish" (13c.), from Latin resignare "to check off, annul, cancel, give back, give up," from re- "opposite" (see re-) + signare "to make an entry in an account book," literally "to mark" (see sign (v.)).
The sense is of making an entry (signum) "opposite" -- on the credit side -- balancing the former mark and thus canceling the claim it represents. The specific meaning of "give up a position" is first recorded late 14c. Sense of "to give (oneself) up to some emotion or situation" is from 1718. Related: Resigned; resigning.
- 1. He was under pressure to resign and was about to be sidelined.
- 2. It now seems only a matter of time before they resign.
- 3. I did not have any intimation that he was going to resign.
- 4. Somebody hired from another country is not likely to resign precipitately.
- 5. The prime minister will resign if the vote goes against him.
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