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RELINQUISH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does relinquish mean? 

RELINQUISH (verb)
  The verb RELINQUISH has 5 senses:

1. part with a possession or right
2. relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another
3. do without or cease to hold or adhere to
4. turn away from; give up
5. release, as from one's grip

  Familiarity information: RELINQUISH used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


RELINQUISH (verb)


Sense 1relinquish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Part with a possession or right

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

relinquish; resign; give up; release; free

Context examples:

I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest / resign a claim to the throne

Hypernyms (to "relinquish" is one way to...):

give; hand; pass; pass on; reach; turn over (place into the hands or custody of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "relinquish"):

derequisition (release from government control)

give; sacrifice (endure the loss of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 2relinquish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

relinquish; surrender

Hypernyms (to "relinquish" is one way to...):

yield (cease opposition; stop fighting)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "relinquish"):

abnegate (surrender)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3relinquish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Do without or cease to hold or adhere to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

foreswear; forgo; waive; dispense with; relinquish

Context examples:

We are dispensing with formalities / relinquish the old ideas

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4relinquish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn away from; give up

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

foreswear; renounce; relinquish; quit

Context example:

I am foreswearing women forever

Hypernyms (to "relinquish" is one way to...):

abandon; give up (give up with the intent of never claiming again)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "relinquish"):

disclaim (renounce a legal claim or title to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 5relinquish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Release, as from one's grip

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

let go; let go of; release; relinquish

Context examples:

Let go of the door handle, please! / relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "relinquish"):

disengage; withdraw (release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles)

unleash (release from a leash)

let loose; loose; unleash (turn loose or free from restraint)

unleash (release or vent)

bring out; let out (bring out of a specific state)

unhand (remove the hand from)

toggle (release by a toggle switch)

pop (release suddenly)

unclasp (release from a clasp)

discharge; muster out (release from military service)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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