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    Cool Relinquish Vs Relent?

    Hello amigos!

    Could anyone show me the difference between both verbs? they seem quite similar to me IŽd be thankful to those who could enlighten me on this issue

    Thanks in advance,

    Sam

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    Re: Relinquish Vs Relent?

    Quote Originally Posted by sambistapt View Post
    Hello amigos!

    Could anyone show me the difference between both verbs? they seem quite similar to me IŽd be thankful to those who could enlighten me on this issue

    Thanks in advance,

    Sam
    relent=give in
    relinquish-give up
    She relinquished control of the family investments to her son.
    Her parents eventually relented and let her go to the party.

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    Re: Relinquish Vs Relent?

    Hi sambistapt,

    There are some more examples concerning he matter in question.

    relent (v) = to moderate or change a position or course of action as a result of pressure: ease off, slacken, soften, weaken, yield. Idioms: givewayground. See strong/weak. To make or become less severe or extreme: moderate, mute, qualify, subdue, tame, temper, tone down

    relent (v) = to change your attitude and become less strict or cruel towards someone [= give in]: Synonyms: yield, soften

    At last her father relented and came to visit her.
    The weather did not relent .

    relinquish (v) = to retire from; give up or abandon.
    to put aside or desist from (something practiced, professed, or intended)
    to cease holding physically; release: relinquish a grip
    to yield
    This verb means letting something go or giving something up.

    He relinquished his business interests to his children.
    By now Jack was determined to relinquish his night-shift duties.
    But they flatly refused to relinquish their grip on power.
    As yet, there is only speculation that Charles will relinquish his birthright.

    Regards.

    V.

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