1
[ verb ] part with a possession or right

Examples

"I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest" "resign a claim to the throne"

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

If the administration ever had any ideas that it could find an acceptable alternative to Prince_Souvanna_Phouma , whom it felt was too trusting of Communists , it gradually had to relinquish them .

(National Review...)

To think that we can merely relinquish our economic autonomy without giving_up our political or legal autonomy is wishful_thinking .

(The American-German Review,...)

However , when he assumed the duties of a conductor , he relinquished his career as a pianist .

(William H. Ittelson and Samuel B. Kutash,...)

Some of those who did not initially react with an arm-elevation also associated their behavior in the situation with control factors - an inability to relinquish control voluntarily .

She then described her experience as one in_which she first had difficulty accepting for herself a state of being in_which she relinquished control .

2
[ verb ] relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another

Synonyms

surrender

Related terms

yield abnegate relinquishment

3
[ verb ] do without or cease to hold or adhere to

Examples

"We are dispensing with formalities" "relinquish the old ideas"

Related terms

release

4
[ verb ] release, as from one's grip

Examples

"Let go of the door handle, please!" "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"

5
[ verb ] turn away from; give up

Examples

"I am foreswearing women forever"

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