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Definition 1: release, as from one's grip - [verb of contact]

Samples where relinquish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for relinquish in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of relinquish ) release from military service

(... is a kind of relinquish ) release from a leash

"unleash the dogs in the park"

(... is a kind of relinquish ) turn loose or free from restraint

"let loose mines" "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"

(... is a kind of relinquish ) release or vent

"unleash one's anger"

(... is a kind of relinquish ) bring out of a specific state

(... is a kind of relinquish ) remove the hand from

(... is a kind of relinquish ) release by a toggle switch

"toggle a bomb from an airplane"

(... is a kind of relinquish ) release suddenly

"pop the clutch"

(... is a kind of relinquish ) release from a clasp

"She clasped and unclasped her hands"

(... is a kind of relinquish ) release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles

"I want to disengage myself from his influence" "disengage the gears"

Definition 2: turn away from; give up - [verb of possession]

Samples where relinquish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am foreswearing women forever

Synonyms for relinquish in the sense of this definition

(relinquish is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of relinquish ) renounce a legal claim or title to

Definition 3: part with a possession or right - [verb of possession]

Samples where relinquish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for relinquish in the sense of this definition

(relinquish is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of relinquish ) release from government control

(... is a kind of relinquish ) endure the loss of

"He gave his life for his children" "I gave two sons to the war"

Samples where relinquish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We are dispensing with formalities
  • relinquish the old ideas

Synonyms for relinquish in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of relinquish ) stop consuming

"kick a habit" "give up alcohol"

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