relinquish


relinquish

verb

Definition of RELINQUISH

1
to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress <the boy reluctantly relinquished the illegal fireworks to the police officer>
Near Antonyms keep, retain, withhold
2
to give up (as a position of authority) formally <the retiring CEO relinquished his position to the company's vice president with very mixed feelings>

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