What are some alternative words for relinquish?

Synonyms for relinquishrɪˈlɪŋ kwɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. release, relinquish, resign, free, give up(verb)

    part with a possession or right

    Synonyms:
    unloosen, unfreeze, allow, unloose, abandon, drop by the wayside, expel, vacate, cede, free, release, resign, forgo, stop, drop out, unblock, rid, kick, exhaust, liberate, publish, surrender, disembarrass, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, put out, reconcile, let go of, dispense with, exempt, give up, throw overboard, forfeit, justify, absolve, leave office, spare, relieve, secrete, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, cease, let go, renounce, dislodge, bring out, discontinue, discharge, issue, step down, chuck up the sponge, submit, disengage, turn, eject, part with, throw in, forego, quit, foreswear, loose

  2. waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with(verb)

    do without or cease to hold or adhere to

    Synonyms:
    quit, foreswear, predate, antedate, spare, dispense with, part with, release, throw overboard, renounce, forego, give up, waive, let go, let go of, resign, forgo, relinquish, forfeit, antecede, precede, free

  3. foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish(verb)

    turn away from; give up

    Synonyms:
    drop by the wayside, discontinue, foreswear, throw in, disown, chuck up the sponge, leave office, fall by the wayside, cease, vacate, let go of, lay off, dispense with, drop out, step down, take leave, renounce, forego, give up, waive, let go, release, resign, forgo, depart, free, relinquish, stop, throw in the towel, abdicate, quit, repudiate

  4. let go of, let go, release, relinquish(verb)

    release, as from one's grip

    Synonyms:
    turn, exhaust, quit, unloose, foreswear, unloosen, unblock, unfreeze, liberate, forego, dispense with, expel, free, discharge, release, secrete, waive, renounce, put out, give up, loose, let go, let go of, resign, forgo, relinquish, publish, bring out, issue, eject

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. relinquish

    Abandon is a word of wide signification, applying to persons or things of any kind; abdicate and resign apply to office, authority, or power; cede to territorial possessions; surrender especially to military force, and more generally to any demand, claim, passion, etc. Quit carries an idea of suddenness or abruptness not necessarily implied in abandon, and may not have the same suggestion of finality. The king abdicates his throne, cedes his territory, deserts his followers, renounces his religion, relinquishes his titles, abandons his designs. A cowardly officer deserts his ship; the helpless passengers abandon it. We quit business, give up property, resign office, abandon a habit or a trust. Relinquish commonly implies reluctance; the fainting hand relinquishes its grasp; the creditor relinquishes his claim. Abandon implies previous association with responsibility for or control of; forsake implies previous association with inclination or attachment, real or assumed; a man may abandon or forsake house or friends; he abandons an enterprise; forsakes God. Abandon is applied to both good and evil action; a thief abandons his designs, a man his principles. Forsake, like abandon, may be used either in the favorable or unfavorable sense; desert is always unfavorable, involving a breach of duty, except when used of mere localities; as, "the Deserted Village." While a monarch abdicates, a president or other elected or appointed officer resigns. It was held that James II. abdicated his throne by deserting it.

    Synonyms:
    abandon, abdicate, abjure, cast off, cease, cede, depart from, desert, discontinue, forego, forsake, forswear, give up, leave, quit, recant, renounce, repudiate, resign, retire from, retract, surrender, vacate, withdraw from

    Antonyms:
    adopt, advocate, assert, cherish, claim, court, defend, favor, haunt, hold, keep, maintain, occupy, prosecute, protect, pursue, retain, seek, support, undertake, uphold, vindicate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. relinquish(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    leave, quit, forsake, desert, renounce, forswear, abandon, cast off, give over, withdraw from

  2. relinquish(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    surrender, cede, yield, resign, abdicate, forego, deliver up, give up, part with, lay down, lay aside

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

renounce, abandon, waive, forego, forgo, abdicate, surrender, cede


Translations for relinquish

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Verzicht leisten, überlassen, aufgeben, verzichten, abtreten, verlassenGerman
  • renunciar, desistirSpanish
  • luovuttaa, luopuaFinnish
  • renoncer, abandonnerFrench
  • liberare, rilasciare, cedere, consegnarsi, lasciare andare, ritirare, rinunciare, ritirarsi, consegnare, abbandonare, desistereItalian
  • 포기하다Korean
  • loslaten, verzaken, opgeven, [[verzaken]] ([[ann]]), vrijlatenDutch
  • å gi oppNorwegian
  • отказыватьсяRussian
  • prepustiti, odstupiti, ustupitiSerbo-Croatian
  • vazgeçmek, bırakmak, terk etmek, el çekmek, elini çekmekTurkish

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