Definition of Relinquish

1. Verb. Part with a possession or right. "Resign a claim to the throne"

Exact synonyms: Free, Give Up, Release, Resign
Generic synonyms: Give, Hand, Pass, Pass On, Reach, Turn Over
Specialized synonyms: Derequisition, Give, Sacrifice
Derivative terms: Release, Release, Relinquishing, Relinquishment



2. Verb. Do without or cease to hold or adhere to. "Relinquish the old ideas"
Exact synonyms: Dispense With, Forego, Foreswear, Forgo, Waive
Specialized synonyms: Give Up, Kick
Derivative terms: Waiver

3. Verb. Turn away from; give up. "I am foreswearing women forever"
Exact synonyms: Foreswear, Quit, Renounce
Specialized synonyms: Disclaim
Generic synonyms: Abandon, Give Up
Derivative terms: Relinquishing, Relinquishment, Renunciant, Renunciation

4. Verb. Release, as from one's grip. "Relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"

Definition of Relinquish

1. v. t. To withdraw from; to leave behind; to desist from; to abandon; to quit; as, to relinquish a pursuit.

Definition of Relinquish

1. Verb. To give up, abandon or retire from something. ¹

2. Verb. To let go (free, away), physically release. ¹

3. Verb. To metaphorically surrender, yield control or possession. ¹

4. Verb. To accept to give up, withdraw etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Relinquish

1. [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Literary usage of Relinquish

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1. The Law of Landlord and Tenant by Herbert Thorndike Tiffany (1910)
"Duty to relinquish possession. 207. What constitutes holding over. 208. ... Duty to relinquish possession. It is the duty of a tenant for years, ..."

2. The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline & Fall of the by William Russell, Charles Coote (1822)
"They dismissed their jealousy of Maurice, as he seemed to relinquish his ambitious views. Every one was zealous to oppose and annoy the common enemy ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Concha was now made inspector-general of cavalry and marshal; but on 12 Oct. 1856, when Narvaez came again into power, he was compelled to relinquish these ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Concha was now made inspector-general of cavalry and marshal ; but on 12 Oct. 1856, when Narvaez came again into power, he was compelled to relinquish these ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"He even entertained some thoughts of compelling the Germans to relinquish the exercise of arms, and to trust their differences to the justice, their safety ..."

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