V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: surrender possession or right

Synonyms: abdicate, forgo, waive, surrender, yield, abandon, resign, give up, release, dispense

Antonyms: keep, retain

Tips: Relinquish is a formal term for giving up possessions or rights, often in a forced situation. One can also relinquish someone of duties or responsibilities.

Usage Examples:

Letís relinquish the formalities and get down to business. (waive, dispense)

Don't relinquish your right to a trial by jury. (give up, surrender)

Since today is your birthday, I am relinquishing you of your household chores for the day. (releasing)

I am retiring, and as of the new fiscal year, I will be relinquishing all of my responsibilities to the new CEO. (yielding, releasing, dispensing)

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