Definition of 'relinquish'
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For your company, additional share capital could result in you relinquishing some control, while introducing your brother as another shareholder may put off external investors. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Whether the army will really relinquish control again is far from certain. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Those relinquishing claims to their ancestral homes would be given compensation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The readiness of politicians to relinquish power amazes me. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The militias have relinquished control of the airport and largely vanished from the clogged streets. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His lover has admitted her sin and relinquished her claim. Christianity Today (2000)Ministers of any government have no intention of relinquishing control over local government spending. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In power they have relinquished that role. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It requires a woman to trust her partner and relinquish control. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She relinquished all rights to motherhood. The Sun (2010)Would the army really relinquish power? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Suppose that a firm needs fresh equity capital but its present stockholders do not want to relinquish their control of the firm. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)He will also relinquish his role as chairman of the accountancy firm's global network. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Colleagues want some downtime, so they may relinquish power. The Sun (2015)If you make no personal plans, you are relinquishing control over your retirement. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The paradox of trust is that by intelligently relinquishing power, one gains it back many times over. INSIDE THE TORNADO: MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM SILICON VALLEY'S CUTTING EDGE (2001)Do I relinquish all property rights about whether the police can film in my house? Times, Sunday Times (2013)When people are convicted of crimes they do not, of course, relinquish all their rights. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In 1983, the junta relinquished power. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These require you to face manipulative individuals, relinquish your rights unfairly or be exquisitely tactful when you'd be justified in blowing up. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'relinquish'
British English: relinquish VERB
If you relinquish something such as power or control, you give it up.
He does not intend to relinquish power.
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