relinquish

If you relinquish something, you let it go. You relinquish control of the army when you resign as general. You relinquish your plan to sneak into town when your parents find out what's going on.

Relinquish is also commonly used to mean physically letting go of something: The monkey wouldn't relinquish its grasp on the banana. Relinquish descends from Latin relinquere, from the prefix re- "again" plus linquere "to leave."

Definitions of relinquish
1

v turn away from; give up

Synonyms:
foreswear, quit, renounce
Types:
disclaim
renounce a legal claim or title to
Type of:
abandon, give up
give up with the intent of never claiming again

v do without or cease to hold or adhere to

relinquish the old ideas”
Synonyms:
dispense with, forego, foreswear, forgo, waive
Types:
give up, kick
stop consuming

v part with a possession or right

“I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest”
Synonyms:
free, give up, release, resign
Types:
derequisition
release from government control
give, sacrifice
endure the loss of
Type of:
give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over
place into the hands or custody of

v release, as from one's grip

relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall”
Synonyms:
let go, let go of, release
Antonyms:
hold, take hold
have or hold in one's hands or grip
Types:
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discharge, muster out
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, loose, unleash
turn loose or free from restraint
unleash
release from a leash
disengage, withdraw
release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
deactivate
remove from active military status or reassign
demob, demobilise, demobilize
retire from military service
demobilise, demobilize, inactivate
release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
cannon
fire a cannon
uncork
release
unlock
set free or release

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