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Verb: relinquish  ri'ling-kwish
  1. Part with a possession or right
    "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest";
    - release, resign, free, give up
  2. Do without or cease to hold or adhere to
    "relinquish the old ideas";
    - waive, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with
  3. Turn away from; give up
    "I am relinquishing women forever";
    - foreswear, renounce, quit
  4. Stop holding on to; allow to move
    "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall";
    - let go of, let go, release

Derived forms: relinquished, relinquishes, relinquishing

Type of: abandon, give, give up, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over

Encyclopedia: Relinquish