Relinquish Definition

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relinquished, relinquishes, relinquishing
To give up; abandon (a plan, policy, etc.)
Webster's New World
To put aside or desist from (something practiced, professed, or intended); stop doing or adhering to.
American Heritage
To renounce or surrender (something owned, a right, etc.)
Webster's New World
To let go (a grasp, hold, etc.)
Webster's New World
To cease holding physically; release.
Relinquish a grip.
American Heritage

Origin of Relinquish

  • Middle English relinquisshen from Old French relinquir relinquiss- from Latin relinquere re- re- linquere to leave leikw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English relinquisshen, from the inflected stem of Middle French relinquir, from Latin relinquere, itself from re- + linquere (“to leave").

    From Wiktionary

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