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Definition of 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

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

You'd be surprised how difficult it is relinquish a cell phone.
Adrien Brody

Never relinquish the initiative.
Charles de Gaulle

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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