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  Definition of relinquish
  1. relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another
  2. release, as from one''s grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won''t fall"
  3. turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"
  4. part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
  5. do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"
Similar Words: surrender, let go of, let go, release, foreswear, renounce, quit, resign, free, give up, waive, forgo, dispense with

 

Hyponyms: abnegate, discharge, muster out, unclasp, pop, toggle, unhand, bring out, let out, unleash, let loose, loose, disengage, withdraw, disclaim, derequisition, sacrifice, give

 

Derivational Morphology: relinquishment, relinquishing, surrenderer, yielder, renunciation, renouncement, release, waiver, discharge, acquittance

 

 
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