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

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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 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.
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The final act of the UK Parliament relinquishing control to the EU came on Wednesday night, when Remainer MPs took over the running of the House of Commons and passed a bill forcing a Remainer Prime Minister to ask Brussels to extend Article 50 for an indefinite period so we remain in the EU.
The final act of the UK Parliament relinquishing control to the EU came on Wednesday night when Remainer MPs took over the running of the House of Commons and passed a Bill forcing a Remainer Prime Minister to ask Brussels to extend Article 50 for an indefinite period so we remain in the EU.
An edgy second period saw neither side add to the goals column and Clan never really looked like relinquishing control.
And in a statement published on Eastleigh's official website, Donald confirmed he is relinquishing control of the club.
Director general Sue McAllister said: "This is not about relinquishing control to prisoners, its about having proportionate security.
Fadi Chehada, the CEO of The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers said that relinquishing control would not have much effect on the consumer.
CAMPAIGNERS have launched a petition to dissuade Kirklees Council from relinquishing control of Honley Library.
Opponents also have expressed concerns about the implications of public bodies relinquishing control or ownership of schools.
BRITAIN has sold off its stake in the Alder-maston Atomic Weapons Establishment, relinquishing control of nuclear warhead production in the UK.
Accountants are afraid of relinquishing control over collecting and analysing data.
After inspecting the land and meeting with city, county, and state economic development officials, a panel from CRE Consulting Corps outlined a broad development strategy to help the college maximize the value of its assets without relinquishing control. The experts identified several areas for prime development but also stressed the importance of a master planning process to consider longer-term ramifications.
However, by relinquishing control, we submit to the obliterating process that the Other visits upon us, and we are transformed.
But Richard says relinquishing control was easier because of the faith he had in succeeding CEO Raynard Brown and the team that Brown assembled.
Artists, who no longer had any intention of relinquishing control to others--critics, dealers, collectors, or museums--similarly rejected the traditional hierarchy of techniques and materials.
There have been rumours that Shearer would take over the reins directly from Robson, but with the 70-year-old showing few signs of relinquishing control and the former England captain still terrorising defences, that day could come later rather than sooner.
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