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Synonyms for relinquish
rɪˈlɪŋ kwɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. release, relinquish, resign, free, give up(verb)

    part with a possession or right

    "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"

    Synonyms:
    unloosen, unfreeze, allow, unloose, abandon, drop by the wayside, expel, vacate, cede, free, release, resign, forgo, stop, drop out, unblock, rid, kick, exhaust, liberate, publish, surrender, disembarrass, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, put out, reconcile, let go of, dispense with, exempt, give up, throw overboard, forfeit, justify, absolve, leave office, spare, relieve, secrete, throw in the towel, deliver, cease, let go, renounce, dislodge, bring out, discontinue, discharge, issue, step down, chuck up the sponge, submit, disengage, turn, eject, part with, throw in, forego, quit, foreswear, loose

  2. waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with(verb)

    do without or cease to hold or adhere to

    "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"

    Synonyms:
    quit, foreswear, predate, antedate, spare, dispense with, part with, release, throw overboard, renounce, forego, give up, waive, let go, let go of, resign, forgo, forfeit, antecede, precede, free

  3. foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish(verb)

    turn away from; give up

    "I am foreswearing women forever"

    Synonyms:
    drop by the wayside, discontinue, foreswear, throw in, disown, chuck up the sponge, leave office, fall by the wayside, cease, vacate, let go of, lay off, dispense with, drop out, step down, take leave, renounce, forego, give up, waive, let go, release, resign, forgo, depart, free, stop, throw in the towel, abdicate, quit, repudiate

  4. let go of, let go, release, relinquish(verb)

    release, as from one's grip

    "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"

    Synonyms:
    turn, exhaust, quit, unloose, foreswear, unloosen, unblock, unfreeze, liberate, forego, dispense with, expel, free, discharge, release, secrete, waive, renounce, put out, give up, loose, let go, let go of, resign, forgo, publish, bring out, issue, eject

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. relinquish

    Abandon is a word of wide signification, applying to persons or things of any kind; abdicate and resign apply to office, authority, or power; cede to territorial possessions; surrender especially to military force, and more generally to any demand, claim, passion, etc. Quit carries an idea of suddenness or abruptness not necessarily implied in abandon, and may not have the same suggestion of finality. The king abdicates his throne, cedes his territory, deserts his followers, renounces his religion, relinquishes his titles, abandons his designs. A cowardly officer deserts his ship; the helpless passengers abandon it. We quit business, give up property, resign office, abandon a habit or a trust. Relinquish commonly implies reluctance; the fainting hand relinquishes its grasp; the creditor relinquishes his claim. Abandon implies previous association with responsibility for or control of; forsake implies previous association with inclination or attachment, real or assumed; a man may abandon or forsake house or friends; he abandons an enterprise; forsakes God. Abandon is applied to both good and evil action; a thief abandons his designs, a man his principles. Forsake, like abandon, may be used either in the favorable or unfavorable sense; desert is always unfavorable, involving a breach of duty, except when used of mere localities; as, "the Deserted Village." While a monarch abdicates, a president or other elected or appointed officer resigns. It was held that James II. abdicated his throne by deserting it.

    Synonyms:
    abandon, abdicate, abjure, cast off, cease, cede, depart from, desert, discontinue, forego, forsake, forswear, give up, leave, quit, recant, renounce, repudiate, resign, retire from, retract, surrender, vacate, withdraw from

    Antonyms:
    adopt, advocate, assert, cherish, claim, court, defend, favor, haunt, hold, keep, maintain, occupy, prosecute, protect, pursue, retain, seek, support, undertake, uphold, vindicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. relinquish

    Synonyms:
    resign, leave, quit, forsake, abandon, desert, renounce, give up, lay aside, cede, forego, repudiate, surrender, discontinue

    Antonyms:
    frieze, retain, assume, enforce, vindicate, assert, maintain, prosecute, defend, continue

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. relinquish(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    leave, quit, forsake, desert, renounce, forswear, abandon, cast off, give over, withdraw from

  2. relinquish(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    surrender, cede, yield, resign, abdicate, forego, deliver up, give up, part with, lay down, lay aside

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    renounce, abandon, waive, forego, forgo, abdicate, surrender, cede

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Translations for relinquish

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  • يتخلى عنArabic
  • Verzicht leisten, überlassen, aufgeben, verzichten, abtreten, verlassenGerman
  • renunciar, desistirSpanish
  • رها کردنPersian
  • luovuttaa, luopuaFinnish
  • renoncer, abandonnerFrench
  • liberare, rilasciare, cedere, consegnarsi, lasciare andare, ritirare, rinunciare, ritirarsi, consegnare, abbandonare, desistereItalian
  • לוותרHebrew
  • 포기하다Korean
  • loslaten, verzaken, opgeven, [[verzaken]] ([[ann]]), vrijlatenDutch
  • å gi oppNorwegian
  • отказыватьсяRussian
  • prepustiti, odstupiti, ustupitiSerbo-Croatian
  • vazgeçmek, bırakmak, terk etmek, el çekmek, elini çekmekTurkish

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