Meaning of relinquish

Definition of relinquish

(verb) part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"
turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"
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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