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Definition of Relinquish

Relinquish

  1. To withdraw from; to leave behind; to desist from; to abandon; to quit; as, to relinquish a pursuit.
  2. To give up; to renounce a claim to; resign; as, to relinquish a debt.

Relinquish Quotations

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.
Jessica Lange

I have to tell people that they are not responsible for their behavior. They're not creating it; they're not initiating anything. It's all found somewhere else. That's an awful lot to relinquish.
B. F. Skinner

Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.
Peace Pilgrim

It is tempting to think of this form of insomnia, the inability to fall asleep, as a disease of agency and control: the inability to relinquish high self-reflexive consciousness for the vulnerable, ignorant regions of slumber in which we know not what we do.
Siri Hustvedt

In an instant, the law was transformed: from the last passenger on the safe-haven bandwagon to a pioneer into uncharted territory. For the first time in American history, it was not only legal to relinquish a baby; in Nebraska, it was okay to abandon any child of any age for any reason at any time - with the full protection of the law.
Wil S. Hylton
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Relinquish Translations

relinquish in Afrikaans is afstaan
relinquish in Danish is give efter
relinquish in Dutch is afstaan, het veld ruimen, toegeven
relinquish in German is aufgeben, loslassen
relinquish in Portuguese is abandone
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