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Definition of the verb relinquish
What does relinquish mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: relinquished | relinquishing | relinquishes
- part with a possession or right
- example: I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] I donated my house (to somebody) [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient] Brown presented a plaque to Jones | They lent a bicycle to me | We contributed our paycheck to her [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Theme] He is willing to sacrifice to the arbitrage trader some small profit
- lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
- synonyms of relinquish: free / give up / release / resign
- more generic terms: give / hand / pass / pass on / reach / turn over = place into the hands or custody of
- more specific words:
- do without or cease to hold or adhere to
- turn away from; give up
- release, as from one's grip
- example: relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- synonyms of relinquish: let go / let go of / release
- more specific terms:
- muster out / discharge = release from military service
- unclasp = release from a clasp
- pop = release suddenly
- toggle = release by a toggle switch
- unhand = remove the hand from
- bring out / let out = bring out of a specific state
- unleash = release or vent
- let loose / unleash / loose = turn loose or free from restraint
- unleash = release from a leash
- disengage / withdraw = release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
Alternative definition of the verb relinquish
- To give up, abandon or retire from something.
- To let go (free, away), physically release.
- To metaphorically surrender, yield control or possession.
- To accept to give up, withdraw etc.
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Relinquish
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THE STANDARD DICTIONARY OF FACTS: A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK OF READY REFERENCE BASED UPON EVERYDAY NEEDS (1922)
Things as well as persons may be abandoned, deserted, or forsaken; things only are relinquished. To relinquish is an act of prudence or ...
The writer's and student's assistant: or, A compendious dictionary, rendering the more common words and phrases in the English language into the more elegant or scholastic (1833)
by John Henry Brady
To Leave or forsake — abandon, desert, relinquish. The word relinquish is now used in ...
by Donald Ricky
The said chiefs and delegates of said tribe of Indians do hereby Cede and relinquish to the United States all the lands now owned, possessed, or claimed by them, wherever situated, except four hundred thousand acres thereof, situated and ...
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
* To RELINQUISH, v. a. [relinguo, Lat.] 1. . To forsake ; to abandon ; to ...
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Scrabble value of R1E1L1I1N1Q10U1I1S1H4
The value of this 10-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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