Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb relinquish

4 senses of relinquish

Sense 1
release, relinquish, resign, free, give up -- (part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne")
       => pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give -- (place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers")

Sense 2
waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with -- (do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas")

Sense 3
foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish -- (turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever")
       => abandon, give up -- (give up with the intent of never claiming again; "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead")

Sense 4
let go of, let go, release, relinquish -- (release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall")

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