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Meaning of RELINQUISH

Pronunciation:  ri'lingkwish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another
  2. [v]  release, as from one's hands; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"
  3. [v]  turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"
  4. [v]  part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
  5. [v]  do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"
 

RELINQUISH is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: dispense with, foreswear, foreswear, forgo, free, let go, let go of, quit, release, release, renounce, resign, surrender, waive
 
 Antonyms: hold, take hold
 
 See Also: abandon, abnegate, bring out, derequisition, discharge, disclaim, disengage, give, give up, hand, let loose, let out, loose, muster out, pass, pass on, reach, sacrifice, toggle, turn over, unclasp, unhand, unleash, withdraw, yield

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*lin"quish\ (-kw?sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Relinquished} (-kw?sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Relinquishing}.]
[OF. relinquir, L. relinquere to leave behind; pref. re- re +
linquere to leave. See {Loan}, and cf. {Relic}, {Relict}.]
1. To withdraw from; to leave behind; to desist from; to
   abandon; to quit; as, to relinquish a pursuit.

         We ought to relinquish such rites.    --Hooker.

         They placed Irish tenants upon the lands
         relinquished by the English.          --Sir J.
                                               Davies.

2. To give up; to renounce a claim to; resign; as, to
   relinquish a debt.

Syn: To resign; leave; quit; forsake; abandon; desert;
     renounce; forb?ar; forego. See {Resign}.

 

 

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