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Relinquish meaning

relinquish - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. release, as from one's grip; " Let go of the door handle, please!"; " relinquish your grip on the rope-- you won't fall"
  2. 2. To withdraw from; to leave behind; to desist from; to abandon; to quit; as, to relinquish a pursuit.
  3. 3. To give up; to renounce a claim to; resign; as, to relinquish a debt.
  4. 4. To leave behind; abandon; give up.

relinquish - examples of usage

  1. In the end he had the wisdom to accept his losses and relinquish the second farm before it ate him up. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. They were like people who unwillingly awake and struggle to recall every detail of the dream they are being forced to relinquish. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. It saves discussion being wasted upon that which you are really agreed about, and gives more weight to all you refuse to relinquish to him afterwards. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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