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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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