[ US /ɹiˈɫɪŋkwɪʃ, ɹɪˈɫɪŋkwɪʃ/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪlˈɪnkwɪʃ/ ]
  1. release, as from one's grip
    Let go of the door handle, please!
    relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall
  2. turn away from; give up
    I am foreswearing women forever
  3. part with a possession or right
    resign a claim to the throne
    I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest
  4. do without or cease to hold or adhere to
    We are dispensing with formalities
    relinquish the old ideas
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How To Use relinquish In A Sentence

  • Two years later she was omitted from the European squad that relinquished the trophy in Minnesota.
  • These require you to face manipulative individuals, relinquish your rights unfairly or be exquisitely tactful when you'd be justified in blowing up. Times, Sunday Times
  • In power they have relinquished that role. Times, Sunday Times
  • Unlike partnerships in which the partners decide policy, in the business corporation the equity owners relinquished their privilege in favour of the directors.
  • But they emphasise the importance of relinquishing some of what you've been struggling to keep afloat. Times, Sunday Times
  • Would the army really relinquish power? Times, Sunday Times
  • Ministers of any government have no intention of relinquishing control over local government spending. Times, Sunday Times
  • He relinquished the Armed Services chairmanship in order to head the Appropriations Committee, where he secured continued funding for the war.
  • Grosjean outdragged him along the front straight before cutting inside at La Source and into a lead that he never looked like relinquishing. Pitpass - the latest hottest F1 & A1 GP news
  • Irvine finally pulled ahead seven minutes into the second period, taking a lead they were not to relinquish.
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