Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To let go, especially to let go reluctantly; surrender; abandon; quit.

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Usage examples "relinquish":

  1. I will relinquish it in any way that may separate myself from it most thoroughly. - "Castle Richmond", Anthony Trollope.
  2. He was obliged to relinquish it: his hand shook. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", 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", Duchess.