Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown called for Akin to relinquish his Senate nomination.
He would not relinquish presidential power and live to regret it, like his cousin.
To be a hero, you must accept your fate and relinquish control to it.
And Andrew will likely end up having to relinquish much of his fortune to the trustee anyway.
But he might not have to die to relinquish the papacy—he could retire.
Rather than relinquish her, however, he would have set Rome on fire.
If I were to yield I should have to relinquish my last hope of seeing you a bride.
Burrell, however, had too much at stake tamely to relinquish his purpose.
I could not relinquish the hope of converting her to my belief.
He was not required to relinquish a single article of religious belief which he had previously held under a divine sanction.
mid-15c., "desert, abandon;" late 15c., "give up, desist," from Old French relinquiss-, present participle stem of relinquir (12c.), from Latin relinquere "leave behind, forsake, abandon, give up," from re- "back" (see re-) + linquere "to leave," from PIE *linkw-, from root *leikw- "to leave behind" (cf. Sanskrit reknas "inheritance, wealth," rinakti "leaves;" Greek leipein "to leave;" Gothic leihvan, Old English lænan "to lend;" Old High German lihan "to borrow;" Old Norse lan "loan"). Related: Relinquished; relinquishing.