relinquish

definition: 
turn away from; give up
sentence: 
He had chosen to adopt the boys, whose biological father had relinquished custody after failing to pay child support.
Marriage involves relinquishing some aspect of personal freedom in order to submit to the disciplined identities of husband or wife.
difficulty: 
easy
toefl frequency: 
2
toefl classification: 
adverb: 
adjective: 
relinquished
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verb: 
relinquish
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noun: 
relinquishment
noun sentence: 
He purchased relinquishments upon three beautiful quarter sections of land in the county lying just to the west.