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English verb: relinquish

1. relinquish (possession) part with a possession or right

SamplesI am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest.
Resign a claim to the throne.

Synonymsfree, give up, release, resign

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over

Narrower (hyponym)derequisition, give, sacrifice

2. relinquish (social) do without or cease to hold or adhere to

SamplesWe are dispensing with formalities.
Relinquish the old ideas.

Synonymsdispense with, forego, foreswear, forgo, waive

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)give up, kick

3. relinquish (possession) turn away from; give up

SamplesI am foreswearing women forever.

Synonymsforeswear, quit, renounce

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)abandon, give up

Narrower (hyponym)disclaim

4. relinquish (contact) release, as from one's grip

SamplesLet go of the door handle, please!.
Relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall.

Synonymslet go, let go of, release

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Narrower (hyponym)bring out, discharge, disengage, let loose, let out, loose, muster out, pop, toggle, unclasp, unhand, unleash, unleash, unleash, withdraw

Antonymshold, take hold

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