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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.
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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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Major General M.H.S Boniface Perera after relinquishing his duties as the Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Wanni has been appointed as the Director General General Staff at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff.
If it turns out that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is discussing relinquishing the Golan Heights, Eldad said, then he should be charged with treason.
To explore these gaps, I'll ponder a spiritual way of reading and responding that involves some extremely challenging--even radical--attitudes: the absolute relinquishing of control, the unconditional welcoming of the Other, the obliteration of the self, and the concomitant willingness to suffer.
Relinquishing the post is seen by political analysts as the first major step in a plan to quit politics.
Eccher traffics in the play of "appearances," the pleasure of relinquishing one's identity in order to inhabit others, whether through acts of transvestism (Luigi Ontani or Yasumasa Morimura) or through the construction of fabulous quasi-mythical types (Pierre et Gilles).
I also extend the empirical analysis to (1) examine the potential endogeneity of abortion access by using a two-stage least squares (2SLS) procedure and (2) model the multinomial choice of pregnancy resolution: aborting the pregnancy, relinquishing the infant, or keeping the infant.
And he has no intention of relinquishing his power base.
The question of the effects of relinquishing a child for adoption intrigued me, and I thought surely there would be a vast literature on the subject.
Relinquishing power in politics more often than not brings back greater power.
The LHC was hearing a petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against President Asif Ali Zardari for not relinquishing political office.
The petitioner has challenged the appointment, qualification and holding the office of the director general despite expiry of his contract period which terminated on June 15, 2010, while instead of relinquishing charge of the office the respondent is still holding the office and enjoying the powers.
"The process there in US, it could have been done there but the problem is it's the mother relinquishing her rights.
The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (the "Jobs Act") established special rules for individuals emigrating from the United States, including all traditional expatriates--people giving up citizenship--and even certain aliens relinquishing permanent residency.
As early as the 1960s, legislators searched for ways to discourage individuals from relinquishing citizenship as a way to avert U.S.
A taxpayer may sell the property it is relinquishing to a related party as long as it complies with the two-year holding period.
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