Relinquish and Resign


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Relinquish verb – To give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress.
Usage example: the boy reluctantly relinquished the illegal fireworks to the police officer

Resign is a synonym for relinquish in keep topic. In some cases you can use "Resign" instead a verb "Relinquish", when it comes to topics like give up, surrender, let go, hand over. popular alternative
Nearby Word: relinquishing
Synonyms for Relinquish


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Resign verb – To give up (as a position of authority) formally.
Usage example: following the election, the incumbent cabinet members resigned their positions so the president could feel free to pick a new administration

Relinquish is a synonym for resign in action topic. You can use "Relinquish" instead a verb "Resign", if it concerns topics such as keep, give up, surrender, renounce. popular alternative
Nearby Words: resignation, resigning
Synonyms for Resign

Common collocations

position relinquish position resign position
company relinquish company resign company
seat relinquish seat resign seat
time relinquish time resign time
Other nouns: office, lands.
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