Relinquish - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈlɪŋkwɪʃ|  American pronunciation of the word relinquish
Brit.  |rɪˈlɪŋkwɪʃ|  British pronunciation of the word relinquish

verb

- part with a possession or right(syn: free, release, resign)

I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest

- do without or cease to hold or adhere to(syn: forego, foreswear, forgo, waive)

relinquish the old ideas

- turn away from; give up (syn: foreswear, quit, renounce)
- release, as from one's grip(syn: release)

relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall

Examples

I will not relinquish my rights.

She was forced to relinquish control of the project.

The court ordered him to relinquish custody of his child.

They didn't want to relinquish the hope of return.

The father was forced by law to relinquish the children to their mother.

He once more put her hand to his lips, and then relinquished it.

No one wants to relinquish power once they have it.

Stultz relinquished control to his subordinate.

I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest

relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall

They refused to relinquish their hold over this area.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: relinquish
he/she/it: relinquishes
present participle: relinquishing
past tense: relinquished
past participle: relinquished
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