resign yourself to sth/be resigned to sth


resign yourself to sth/be resigned to sth
resign yourself to sth/be resigned to sth
to make yourself accept something that you do not like because you cannot change it: »

While he's still a partner, he's resigned to writing off his investment.

Main Entry: resign

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • resign yourself to sth resigned to sth — resign yourself to sth/be resigned to sth ► to make yourself accept something that you do not like because you cannot change it: »While he s still a partner, he s resigned to writing off his investment. Main Entry: ↑resign …   Financial and business terms

  • resign yourself to be resigned to sth — resign yourself to sth/be resigned to sth ► to make yourself accept something that you do not like because you cannot change it: »While he s still a partner, he s resigned to writing off his investment. Main Entry: ↑resign …   Financial and business terms

  • resign yourself to something — reˈsign yourself to sth derived to accept sth unpleasant that cannot be changed or avoided • She resigned herself to her fate. • resign yourself to something doing sth We had to resign ourselves to making a loss on the sale. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • resign — re‧sign [rɪˈzaɪn] verb [intransitive, transitive] JOBS to officially leave a job, position etc through your own choice, rather than being told to leave: • The vice president resigned his post last week. resign as • One director recently resigned… …   Financial and business terms

  • resign*/ — [rɪˈzaɪn] verb [I/T] to state formally that you are leaving your job He made it clear that he was not resigning from active politics.[/ex] He was forced to resign as mayor.[/ex] • resign yourself (to sth) to accept that something unpleasant must… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • resign — re|sign W3 [rıˈzaın] v [I and T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: resigner, from Latin resignare to unseal, cancel, give back , from signare; SIGN2] 1.) to officially announce that you have decided to leave your job or an organization… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • residue — noun (C) 1 technical a substance that is left after a chemical process: a sticky residue in the bottom of the test tube 2 the part of something that is left after the rest has gone or been taken away (+ of): The residue of his estate goes to his… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • give up — verb 1. lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime (Freq. 9) you ve forfeited your right to name your successor forfeited property • Syn: ↑forfeit, ↑throw overboard, ↑waiv …   Useful english dictionary


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