Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) to voluntarily give up
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • relinquish responsibility/control/power
  • Analysis
     To 'relinquish' means to give up something or to give up your rights to something. This is a formal expression used more in professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The senator relinquished power after losing the election.
    2. The race leader relinquished her chance of a medal after a disappointing performance in the final.
    3. The President had no intention of relinquishing control over his country.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Our main competitor looks like they are about to relinquish their monopoly over the west coast.
    2. If we can convince our investors to relinquish the funds we could make a lot of money diversifying our target market.
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