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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To let go of; release. Also: To withdraw or leave behind.

Usage examples (36)
  • Time does not relinquish its rights, either over human beings or over mountains.
  • China has no claim to Taiwan, so it is not being asked to "relinquish" anything, nor is what is happening "reunification."
  • But Morrisons said he would instead "relinquish" CEO duties today.
  • The term "relinquish" has negative connotations: it means giving up something that may not have been properly yours. for more
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