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relinquish
American English: /rəˈlɪŋkwɪʃ/
British English: /rɪˈlɪŋkwɪʃ/

Translation of relinquish in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1
    (possession/claim/throne/right)
    renunciar a
    to relinquish something to somebody
    cederle algo a alguien
    1.2 (release) [literary]she relinquished her grip on my arm
    me soltó el brazo
    he is relinquishing his grip on reality
    está perdiendo contacto con la realidad
    Example sentences
    • There is no evidence of her ever wishing to voluntarily relinquish the post.
    • However, he signed a contract relinquishing his claim to his benefits in April 1994, just one month earlier.
    • Their lawyer told the court that, since they had relinquished any claim to the child, there was no purpose in continuing the application.

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