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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•lin•quish /rɪˈlɪŋkwɪʃ/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object],
  1. to surrender (a possession, right, claim, etc.);
    let go:to relinquish a throne.
re•lin•quish•ment, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•lin•quish  (ri lingkwish),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to renounce or surrender (a possession, right, etc.):to relinquish the throne.
  2. to give up;
    put aside or desist from:to relinquish a plan.
  3. to let go;
    release:to relinquish one's hold.
re•linquish•er, n. 
re•linquish•ment, n. 
  • Middle French relinquiss-, long stem of relinquir Latin relinquere to leave behind, equivalent. to re- re- + linquere to leave (akin to lend)
  • late Middle English relinquissen, relinquisshen 1425–75
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged yield, cede, waive, forego, abdicate, leave, quit, forswear, desert, resign. See  abandon 1.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
relinquish /rɪˈlɪŋkwɪʃ/ vb (transitive)
  1. to give up (a task, struggle, etc); abandon
  2. to surrender or renounce (a claim, right, etc)
  3. to release; let go
Etymology: 15th Century: from French relinquir, from Latin relinquere to leave behind, from re- + linquere to leave

reˈlinquisher n reˈlinquishment n
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