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Meaning of word relinquish from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

relinquish   verb

Meaning : Part with a possession or right.

Example : I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest.
Resign a claim to the throne.

Synonyms : free, give up, release, resign

Meaning : Do without or cease to hold or adhere to.

Example : We are dispensing with formalities.
Relinquish the old ideas.

Synonyms : dispense with, forego, foreswear, forgo, waive

Meaning : Turn away from. Give up.

Example : I am foreswearing women forever.

Synonyms : foreswear, quit, renounce

Meaning : Release, as from one's grip.

Example : Let go of the door handle, please!.
Relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall.

Synonyms : let go, let go of, release

Have or hold in one's hands or grip.

Hold this bowl for a moment, please.
A crazy idea took hold of him.
hold, take hold