What does the word relinquish mean?

Usage examples for relinquish

  1. I will relinquish it in any way that may separate myself from it most thoroughly. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. He was obliged to relinquish it: his hand shook. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. You had been mine- altogether mine- for so long that I had not strength in one short moment to relinquish you. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess