[ verb ] part with a possession or right
"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 .