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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·lin·quish /rɪˈlɪŋkwɪʃ, ˈlɪn-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·lin·quish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Relinquished p. pr. & vb. n. Relinquishing.]
 1. To withdraw from; to leave behind; to desist from; to abandon; to quit; as, to relinquish a pursuit.
    We ought to relinquish such rites.   --Hooker.
    They placed Irish tenants upon the lands relinquished by the English.   --Sir J. Davies.
 2. To give up; to renounce a claim to; resign; as, to relinquish a debt.
 Syn: -- To resign; leave; quit; forsake; abandon; desert; renounce; forb░ar; forego. See Resign.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my
           bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim
           to the throne" [syn: release, resign, free, give
      2: relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of
         another [syn: surrender]
      3: do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing
         with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas" [syn: waive,
          forgo, foreswear, dispense with]
      4: turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"
         [syn: foreswear, renounce, quit]
      5: release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle,
         please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't
         fall" [syn: let go of, let go, release] [ant: hold]