sign off

signed off; signing off; signs off

Definition of sign off

intransitive verb

1 : to announce the end of something (such as a message or broadcast)
2 : to approve or acknowledge something by or as if by a signature sign off on a memo

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Other Words from sign off

sign-off \ ˈsī-​ˌnȯf How to pronounce sign-off (audio) \ noun

Examples of sign off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ultimately, school officials have to sign off on whether a student receives any kind of accommodation, such as extra time on tests or using alternative methods like taking an assessment digitally rather than manually. Dallas News, "Does better access to disability accommodations give wealthy schools' kids an edge getting into college?," 9 Aug. 2019 The board also has to sign off on how the Puerto Rican government spends its tax dollars, and has promoted the kind of austerity measures protesters are complaining about. Ana Campoy, Quartz, "What’s next for Puerto Rico?," 25 July 2019 City attorneys and Ricardo Cedillo, the lawyer representing a dozen businesses and groups challenging the law, will ask the judge to sign off on an agreement to postpone the policy until Dec. 1. Dylan Mcguinness,, "Judge to hear arguments over delaying San Antonio’s paid sick leave ordinance," 24 July 2019 Reaching this three-way pact with Dish is apparently enough to assuage his concerns: both CNBC and The Wall Street Journal are reporting that the US government will almost certainly sign off on the colossal $26.5 billion merger. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Dish reportedly reaches deal with T-Mobile and Sprint to become the new fourth major US carrier," 24 July 2019 Nardalo, when contacted by Tuesday night, initially said the plan had not been finalized but later learned city officials had signed off on the proposal. Howard Koplowitz |,, "Buc-ee’s scheduled to break ground on second Alabama location next week in Leeds," 18 June 2019 The port board previously voted to approve its own bylaws, but state law requires that the Common Council sign off on the measure as well. Gregory Tejeda, Post-Tribune, "Gary approves new Port Board bylaws," 3 July 2018 Probation officials, however, didn’t follow the court’s order and took the case to a second judge, who signed off on the girl’s detention, according to the suit. Joaquin Palomino,, "Family claims daughter held in SF juvenile hall for 11 days despite release order," 4 Sep. 2019 Di Marzio confirms that an agreement has been reached between the player and Antonio Conte's side, and Sanchez is now waiting for the two clubs to sign off on the deal., "Inter 'Agree Terms' With Alexis Sanchez & Hope to Strike Deal With Man Utd," 17 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of sign off

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Oct 2019

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The first known use of sign off was in 1923

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an agreement to stop fighting a war

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