What does relinquish mean?

Definitions for relinquish
rɪˈlɪŋ kwɪʃre·lin·quish

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word relinquish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. release, relinquish, resign, free, give up(verb)

    part with a possession or right

    "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"

  2. waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with(verb)

    do without or cease to hold or adhere to

    "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"

  3. foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish(verb)

    turn away from; give up

    "I am foreswearing women forever"

  4. let go of, let go, release, relinquish(verb)

    release, as from one's grip

    "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"

Wiktionary

  1. relinquish(Verb)

    To give up, abandon or retire from something.

    Etymology: From relinquisshen, from the inflected stem of relinquir, from relinquere, itself, from re- + linquere

  2. relinquish(Verb)

    To let go (free, away), physically release.

    Etymology: From relinquisshen, from the inflected stem of relinquir, from relinquere, itself, from re- + linquere

  3. relinquish(Verb)

    To metaphorically surrender, yield control or possession.

    Etymology: From relinquisshen, from the inflected stem of relinquir, from relinquere, itself, from re- + linquere

  4. relinquish(Verb)

    To accept to give up, withdraw etc.

    The delegations saved the negotiations by relinquishing their incompatible claims to sole jurisdiction

    Etymology: From relinquisshen, from the inflected stem of relinquir, from relinquere, itself, from re- + linquere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Relinquish(verb)

    to withdraw from; to leave behind; to desist from; to abandon; to quit; as, to relinquish a pursuit

  2. Relinquish(verb)

    to give up; to renounce a claim to; resign; as, to relinquish a debt

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Relinquish

    rē-ling′kwish, v.t. to abandon: to give up: to renounce a claim to.—adj. Relin′quent, relinquishing.—ns. Relin′quisher; Relin′quishment, act of giving up. [O. Fr. relinquir—L. relinquĕre, relictumre-, away from, linquĕre, to leave.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of relinquish in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of relinquish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of relinquish in a Sentence

  1. Rich Robinson:

    I love my brother and respect his talent but his present demand that I must give up my equal share of the band and that our drummer for 28 years and original partner, Steve Gorman, relinquish 100 percent of his share, reducing him to a salaried employee, is not something I could agree to.

  2. Jean Cocteau:

    If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort. He must relinquish it.

  3. Rich Robinson:

    I love my brother and respect his talent, but his present demand that I must give up my equal share of the band and that our drummer for 28 years and original partner, Steve Gorman, relinquish 100 percent of his share, reducing him to a salaried employee, is not something I could agree to.

  4. Bryant McGill:

    In order to deserve, we must pay our dues and steadily work for perfection. We must relish in struggle, and relinquish pride. We must dispel fear and seek enlightenment. We must shun division and honor love. We must know our hearts and seek to understand others. We must try, live, create, feel, grow and love.

  5. Bryant McGill, Stanford Lectures on Poetry, 1990:

    In order to deserve, we must pay our dues and steadily work for perfection. We must relish in struggle, and relinquish pride. We must dispel fear and seek enlightenment. We must shun division and honor love. We must know our hearts and seek to understand others. We must try, live, create, feel, grow and love.

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  • يتخلى عنArabic
  • Verzicht leisten, überlassen, aufgeben, verzichten, abtreten, verlassenGerman
  • renunciar, desistirSpanish
  • رها کردنPersian
  • luovuttaa, luopuaFinnish
  • renoncer, abandonnerFrench
  • liberare, rilasciare, cedere, consegnarsi, lasciare andare, ritirare, rinunciare, ritirarsi, consegnare, abbandonare, desistereItalian
  • לוותרHebrew
  • 포기하다Korean
  • loslaten, verzaken, opgeven, [[verzaken]] ([[ann]]), vrijlatenDutch
  • å gi oppNorwegian
  • отказыватьсяRussian
  • prepustiti, odstupiti, ustupitiSerbo-Croatian
  • vazgeçmek, bırakmak, terk etmek, el çekmek, elini çekmekTurkish

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