Relinquish meaning

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Relinquish is defined as to let go of or surrender something.

An example of to relinquish is a dog giving up his toy.

An example of to relinquish is a nation giving land back after a war is won.

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To give up or abandon (control of something or a claim, for example).
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To cease holding physically; release.

Relinquish a grip.

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To let go; surrender.

Relinquished the lands by treaty.

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To give up; abandon (a plan, policy, etc.)
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To renounce or surrender (something owned, a right, etc.)
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To let go (a grasp, hold, etc.)
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To give up, abandon or retire from something.
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To let go (free, away), physically release.
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To metaphorically surrender, yield control or possession.
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To accept to give up, withdraw etc.

The delegations saved the negotiations by relinquishing their incompatible claims to sole jurisdiction.

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To put aside or desist from (something practiced, professed, or intended); stop doing or adhering to.
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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