Associations to the word «Relinquish»


RELINQUISH, verb. (transitive) To give up, abandon or retire from something.
RELINQUISH, verb. (transitive) To let go (free, away), physically release.
RELINQUISH, verb. (transitive) To metaphorically surrender, yield control or possession.
RELINQUISH, verb. (transitive) To accept to give up, withdraw etc.

Dictionary definition

RELINQUISH, verb. Part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne".
RELINQUISH, verb. Do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas".
RELINQUISH, verb. Turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever".
RELINQUISH, verb. Release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall".

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