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relinquish - Dictionary definition and meaning for word relinquish

(verb) part with a possession or right
Synonyms : free , give up , release , resign
Example Sentence
  • I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest
  • resign a claim to the throne

(verb) do without or cease to hold or adhere to
Example Sentence
  • We are dispensing with formalities
  • relinquish the old ideas

(verb) turn away from; give up
Synonyms : foreswear , quit , renounce
Example Sentence
  • I am foreswearing women forever

(verb) release, as from one's grip
Synonyms : let go , let go of , release
Example Sentence
  • Let go of the door handle, please!
  • relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for relinquish

Its quite opposite to what it spells "Re - link - Wish"
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by saikiran

Relin(Release)+quish(wish; So release ur wish;
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by 0m3gA

re+LIN+QUI(t)=> assume we are walking on a line & if we quit it, it z called as GIVE UP
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by kruz

re(sound like arre)+linquish(lankesh)ab to haar man jao
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by ajit.ec

re + link >> think of a situatn where u have caught a rope... to better the grip on u release ur previous grip and grip again.. relate it
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by RajeshBorkar

when released from hostages he was re(a)l-in-(kush/happy)state .
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by puncuz

relinquish your kingdom before I vanquish your country.
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by roozbeh33

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