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Dictionary definition for: Relinquish

1. (v) part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest" "resign a claim to the throne"

2. (v) relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another

3. (v) do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities" "relinquish the old ideas"

4. (v) turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"

5. (v) 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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