From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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resignationres‧ig‧na‧tion /ˌrezɪɡˈneɪʃən/ ●●○ W3 noun 1 [countable, uncountable]BELEAVE A JOB OR ORGANIZATION an occasion when you officially announce that you have decided to leave your job or an organization, or a written statement that says you will be leavingnotice Illness forced his resignation. Further resignations are expected later this week.2 [uncountable]ACCEPT when someone calmly accepts a situation that cannot be changed, even though it is bad She gave a sigh of resignation.with resignation He accepted her decision with resignation.COLLOCATIONSverbscall for somebody's resignation (=publicly ask for it)After the defeat, there were calls for the coach's resignation.demand somebody's resignation (=ask for it forcefully)His political opponents demanded his resignation.hand in your resignation (=say that you are going to leave an organization)I'm thinking of handing in my resignation.offer your resignation (also tender/submit your resignation formal)Claire apologized and offered her resignation.On the Monday afternoon, Sir John tendered his resignation to the Queen.accept somebody's resignationThe prime minister reluctantly accepted his resignation.reject/turn down somebody's resignationInitially, his resignation was rejected.He offered his resignation but it was turned down by the prime minister.withdraw your resignation (=say that you will not leave, after having said you would)The president persuaded him to withdraw his resignation.phrasesa letter of resignationHe immediately wrote a letter of resignation.
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resignationThe council requested that Arista and Anaya inform President Herrera that in view of the circumstances the council must submit its resignation.Tom and Dennis advised me to get my version of my resignation on the record.Perhaps my resignation will carry the day.Full of resignation, Isaac obeyed.a letter of resignationHe returned to his office to write his letter of resignation and clear his desk.Upton Southern shed 5p to 40p in reaction to the chairman's resignation over a policy disagreement.Wong's sudden resignation was announced at the meeting.In some ways, the instability of national politics was mirrored in the resignations which occurred in the M. C. R. Executive."All we can do now is wait, " Lee said with resignation.
From King Business Dictionaryresignationres‧ig‧na‧tion /ˌrezɪgˈneɪʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable]JOB when someone officially states that they want to leave their job, position etcThe board accepted their resignations, along with that of the vice-chairman.The finance ministeroffered hisresignation following a series of scandals involving brokerage firms.