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relinquish control over (something) (to someone or something)

To forfeit, turn over, or yield control of something (to another person, group, organization, etc.). She refused to relinquish control over the company to someone who wasn't in the family. They were forced to relinquish control over the land to the government. They will now relinquish control over the senate following the results of the election.

relinquish (one's) hold on (something) (to someone or something)

To forfeit, turn over, or yield control of something (to another person, group, organization, etc.). She refused to relinquish her hold on the company to someone who wasn't in the family. They were forced to relinquish their hold on the land to the government. They will now relinquish their hold on the senate following the results of the election.
See also: hold, on, relinquish, someone

relinquish (one's) hold over (something) (to someone or something)

To forfeit, turn over, or yield control of something (to another person, group, organization, etc.). She refused to relinquish her hold over the company to someone who wasn't in the family. They were forced to relinquish their hold over the land to the government. They will now relinquish their hold over the senate following the results of the election.

relinquish (one's) grasp on (something) (to someone or something)

To forfeit, turn over, or yield control of something (to another person, group, organization, etc.). She refused to relinquish her grasp on the company to someone who wasn't in the family. They were forced to relinquish their grasp on the land to the government. They will now relinquish their grasp on the senate following the results of the election.
See also: grasp, on, relinquish, someone

relinquish (one's) grasp over (something) (to someone or something)

To forfeit, turn over, or yield control of something (to another person, group, organization, etc.). She refused to relinquish her grasp over the company to someone who wasn't in the family. They were forced to relinquish their grasp over the land to the government. They will now relinquish their grasp over the senate following the results of the election.

relinquish to (someone or something)

To surrender, forfeit, or yield one's control or possession of something to someone or some group or organization. A noun or pronoun can be used between "relinquish" and "to." The land that I relinquished to my younger brother is now worth nearly $2 million for the oil deposits beneath it. They're making me relinquish the house to the bank because my ex-husband didn't keep up the mortgage payments. She refused to relinquish control over the company to someone who wasn't in the family.
See also: relinquish

relinquish something over someone

to release the hold on or control of someone. She refused to relinquish control over the operations of the front office. Mary was ordered to relinquish her hold over the children for a month each year.
See also: over, relinquish

relinquish something to someone or something

to surrender something to someone or something. Todd refused to relinquish his authority to anyone. I finally relinquished the car to the bank.
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However, he did not relinquish his friendship with the revolutionary.
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The Assembly also elected Cambodia, Malta and Yemen to complete the remaining terms of three current Council members who had decided to relinquish their seats before the end of their respective terms.
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