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[v] relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another
[v] release, as from one's hands; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"
[v] turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"
[v] part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
[v] do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"

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