Meaning of relinquish

re•lin•quish

Pronunciation: (ri-ling'kwish), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to renounce or surrender (a possession, right, etc.): to relinquish the throne.
  2. to give up; put aside or desist from: to relinquish a plan.
  3. to let go; release: to relinquish one's hold.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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