relinquish in third party?

imiko

New Member
English - England
Hi,

Does anyone know whether we can use the word relinquish for a third party?

example : . . . the Agroup would resist any attempt to relinquish their hold on . . . (the Agroup has a tight hold on something, Bgroup is trying to put an end to Agroups tyranny . . .)

Many thanks for your thoughts!
 
  • PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    Relinquish means to "give something up"; to surrender something. You cannot give up or surrender what is not yours. -> The Agroup would resist any attempt [[made] by Bgroup] to have Agroup relinquish their hold on C company.
     

    imiko

    New Member
    English - England
    Relinquish means to "give something up"; to surrender something. You cannot give up or surrender what is not yours. -> The Agroup would resist any attempt [[made] by Bgroup] to have Agroup relinquish their hold on C company.
    Thank you for confirming a niggling feeling!
     
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