Synonyms of relinquish
give upDictionary (formal) • He does not intend to relinquish power.
leave • He left me for another woman.
drop • He was told to drop the idea.
abandon • efforts to persuade him to abandon his claim to the presidency
resign • He has resigned his seat in parliament.
desert • Poor farmers are deserting their fields and looking for jobs.
quit • He figured he would quit his job before he was fired.
yield • He may yield control.
surrender • She had to surrender all rights to her property.
renounce • He renounced his claim to the throne.
waive • He pled guilty to the charges and waived his right to appeal.
vacate • He recently vacated his post as Personnel Director.
say goodbye to
forsake • She forsook her notebook for new technology.
cede • The General had promised to cede power by January.
repudiate • He repudiated any form of nationalism.
forgo • The men would not forgo the chance of a feast.
abdicate • Edward chose to abdicate the throne, rather than give Mrs Simpson up.
kiss (something) goodbye
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• efforts to persuade him to abandon his claim to the presidency
• Edward chose to abdicate the throne, rather than give Mrs Simpson up.
cedeIf someone in a position of authority cedes land or power to someone else, they let them have the land or power, often as a result of military or political pressure.
• The General had promised to cede power by January.
Thesaurus for relinquish from the Collins English Thesaurus