What does waive mean?

Definitions for waiveweɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word waive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with(verb)

    do without or cease to hold or adhere to

    "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"

  2. forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego(verb)

    lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime

    "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waive(verb)

    a waif; a castaway

  2. Waive(verb)

    a woman put out of the protection of the law. See Waive, v. t., 3 (b), and the Note

  3. Waive(verb)

    to relinquish; to give up claim to; not to insist on or claim; to refuse; to forego

  4. Waive(verb)

    to throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert

  5. Waive(verb)

    to throw away; to relinquish voluntarily, as a right which one may enforce if he chooses

  6. Waive(verb)

    to desert; to abandon

  7. Waive(verb)

    to turn aside; to recede

  8. Origin: [See Waive, v. t. ]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Waive

    wāv, v.t. to relinquish for the present: to give up claim to: not to insist on a right or claim.—n. Wai′ver, the act of waiving: renouncement of a claim: process by which a woman was outlawed. [O. Fr. guever, to refuse, resign—perh. Ice. veifa, to move to and fro; cf. L. vibrāre.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of waive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of waive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ducky Grabill:

    You either ask them to put a lot more down or have them sign something that they will waive the appraisal contingency.

  2. Chief Executive Brian Molefe:

    Eskom's financial position does not allow us to waive penalties or renegotiate contracts simply because of the sake of rescuing a particular mine. We are not in the business of rescuing mines.

  3. Donald Trump on Thursday:

    If Al Gore and George Bush had agreed three weeks before the election to concede the results and waive their right to a legal challenge or a recount, then there would be no Supreme Court case, i’m being asked to waive centuries of legal precedent designed to protect the voters.

  4. Brett Schaefer:

    What needs to happen is the State Department needs to be far more aggressive and assertive in these instances. They either need to take the person back or waive diplomatic immunity, our State Department has a history of being very accommodating; that is, unfortunately, a historical reality.

  5. State John Kerry:

    I am also confident that the recent changes in visa requirements passed in Congress, which the Administration has the authority to waive, will not in any way prevent us from meeting our [ nuclear deal ] commitments, and that we will implement Top Tehran officials so as not to interfere with legitimate business interests of Iran.

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Translations for waive

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تنازلArabic
  • verzichten, aufgeben, verlassenGerman
  • dispensar, renunciarSpanish
  • luopuaFinnish
  • отказываться, отбрасывать, отвергатьRussian
  • avsäga sig, avstå frånSwedish

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