Definition of relinquish
relinquishmentplay \-mənt\ noun
Examples of relinquish in a Sentence
They had turned to an open adoption after pursuing infertility treatments for 18 years, and the birth mother had agreed to relinquish custody at the hospital. —Emily Nussbaum, Discover, January 2000
In April of that year Albert Slyusar, one of the legendary figures of the Afghanistan war, had relinquished command of 103 Guards Airborne Division. —Carey Schofield, The Russian Elite, 1993
The feedback seems to operate on the premise that people who relinquish the civilized art of maintaining creative cities are not to be entrusted with the risks of developing further. —Jane Jacobs, Cities and the Wealth of Nations, (1984) 1985
The Major no sooner heard the voice, than he relinquished Mr Dombey's arm, darted forward, took the hand of the lady in the chair and pressed it to his lips. —Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son, 1848
I will not relinquish my rights.
She was forced to relinquish control of the project.
The court ordered him to relinquish custody of his child.
Recent Examples of relinquish from the Web
Under the plan, U of L Athletics has also agreed to relinquish control of all October dates, which would give arena officials at least 31 more opportunities to fill the Yum Center.
Negotiations on a free-trade agreement between Canada and the United States, which came before NAFTA, nearly broke down in 1987 because the United States refused to relinquish the option to impose retaliatory duties.
Now with this move, Apple is relinquishing some of that control.
The Broward County School Board voted Wednesday to sue the state over a new law that requires public school districts to share property tax revenue with charter schools and relinquishes their authority to approve charter applications.
He was ordered to relinquish all firearms, a standard condition of release.
Industry relinquished nearly all its Arctic Ocean leases following Shell's disastrous drilling program in 2012 and 2015.
After relinquishing hits to Greendale's Logan Rezach and Jaelen Johnson, Tomfohrde was called for a balk on a pickoff attempt to second base.
At midnight on June 30, 1997, the British colonial administration relinquished control of the Asian financial center to Hong Kong’s new rulers, China’s Communist leaders.
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Synonym Discussion of relinquish
RELINQUISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of relinquish for English Language Learners
: to give up (something) : to give (something, such as power, control, or possession) to another person or group
RELINQUISH Defined for Kids
Definition of relinquish for Students
: to let go of : give up “She's not the type to relinquish her new powers.” — Avi, Crispin
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