Synonyms and Antonyms 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 Synonyms of relinquish cede, cough up, deliver, give up, hand over, lay down, surrender, render, turn in, turn over, yieldWords Related to relinquish commit, consign, entrust (also intrust), transfer; forfeit, release, waive; abnegate, renounce, resign; abandon, desert, discard, forsake, part (with), shedNear Antonyms of relinquish 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 Synonyms of relinquish abnegate, cede, abdicate, renounce, resign, step aside (from), step down (from), surrenderWords Related to relinquish abjure, demit, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, waive; forsake, give up, hand over, yield; abandon, desert, quit, vacateNear Antonyms of relinquish appropriate, arrogate, assume, claim, confiscate; seize, take over, usurp, wrest; defend, guard, protect, safeguard, secure
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