[ ri-ling-kwish ]
/ rɪˈlɪŋ kwɪʃ /
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verb (used with object)
to renounce or surrender (a possession, right, etc.): to relinquish the throne.
to give up; put aside or desist from: to relinquish a plan.
to let go; release: to relinquish one's hold.
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Origin of relinquish
synonym study for relinquish
2. See abandon1.
OTHER WORDS FROM relinquish
re·lin·quish·er, nounre·lin·quish·ment, nounnon·re·lin·quish·ment, nounun·re·lin·quished, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for relinquish
/ (rɪˈlɪŋkwɪʃ) /
to give up (a task, struggle, etc); abandon
to surrender or renounce (a claim, right, etc)
to release; let go
Derived forms of relinquishrelinquisher, nounrelinquishment, noun
Word Origin for relinquish
C15: from French relinquir, from Latin relinquere to leave behind, from re- + linquere to leave
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