[ US /ɹiˈɫɪŋkwɪʃɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪlˈɪnkwɪʃɪŋ/ ]
  1. a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.
  2. the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.
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How To Use relinquishing In A Sentence

  • 'But, Sir! but my father!' cried Camilla, hanging over him, and losing in filial tenderness her personal distresses; 'if your manner of living is altered, and my dear mother returns home and sees you relinquishing any of your small, your temperate indulgencies, may it not yet more embitter her sufferings and her displeasure for the unhappy cause? Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth
  • If you make no personal plans, you are relinquishing control over your retirement. Times, Sunday Times
  • A venture capital funding arrangement will typically entail relinquishing some level of ownership and control ofbusiness.
  • Her victory was announced by an unusual tranquillity and gladness of soul, which followed the relinquishing of my ancient and latterly tormenting studies. Chapter 2
  • Thus the relinquishing of violence can only be achieved as part of work on ourselves under the aegis of Esotericism.
  • When Clare joins the revolutionaries, she cedes her grandmother's land to the group, thus relinquishing part of the basis of her privilege.
  • Despite relinquishing day-to-day control of his company, Gates is still chairman and tends to just have weekends free for the foundation.
  • Again and again, the history of the Web shows us the value of relinquishing control.
  • Newmania - if you liquidise an asset without relinquishing your ownership (ie remortgage) you are taking a gamble on the market sustaining the value of that asset. Leaseholders Stabbed in The Back
  • And then the relinquishing is not so painful, is it? The Honeymoon’s Over
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