Q: What is the Antonym or Opposite word of Relinquish?

  • Relinquish
  • General Meaning Lay down, Resign, Give away
    Usage This verb can be used in circumstances when someone is forced or allowed to give up or lose control over something or some assigned duties or responsibilities.
  • Antonym 1 Retain
    Meaning 1 To stop having something
    Sentence 1 Rida relinquished possession of the house to her sister because she needed it.
  • Antonym 2 Keep
    Meaning 2 Surrender
    Sentence 2 Chief Executive Officer of Apple was forced to relinquish control of the company because of 35 percent drop in the value of shares.
  • Antonym 3 Withhold
    Meaning 3 Hand over
    Sentence 3 They had relinquished all hope that she was alive because she had sustained serious injuries in accident.


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