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relinquishing Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.
    relinquishment.
  2. noun the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.
    relinquishment.
  3. verb part with a possession or right
    release; relinquish; give up; free; resign.
    • I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest
    • resign a claim to the throne
  4. verb do without or cease to hold or adhere to
    relinquish; foreswear; forego; waive; forgo; dispense with.
    • We are dispensing with formalities
    • relinquish the old ideas
  5. verb turn away from; give up
    relinquish; foreswear; quit; renounce.
    • I am foreswearing women forever
  6. verb release, as from one's grip
    release; relinquish; let go; let go of.
    • Let go of the door handle, please!
    • relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall
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