Definition of relinquish in English:

relinquish

Line breaks: re¦lin|quish
Pronunciation: /rɪˈlɪŋkwɪʃ
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

relinquishment

noun
More example sentences
  • Caretakers report behavior problems as the primary reason in 40% of dog relinquishments and 28% of cat relinquishments.
  • Acquiring knowledge about animal behavior, as well as general animal health care, prior to acquiring a pet could prevent relinquishments of this type.
  • The family must gradually relinquish control while maintaining ‘a veto against excess and danger,’ in which the relinquishment is at least as difficult for the parent as the veto may feel to the child.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French relinquiss-, lengthened stem of relinquir, from Latin relinquere, from re- (expressing intensive force) + linquere 'to leave'.

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