What does waive mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense withverb

    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, foregoverb

    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. Waiveverb

    a waif; a castaway

    Etymology: [See Waive, v. t. ]

  2. Waiveverb

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

    Etymology: [See Waive, v. t. ]

  3. Waiveverb

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

    Etymology: [See Waive, v. t. ]

  4. Waiveverb

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

    Etymology: [See Waive, v. t. ]

  5. Waiveverb

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

    Etymology: [See Waive, v. t. ]

  6. Waiveverb

    to desert; to abandon

    Etymology: [See Waive, v. t. ]

  7. Waiveverb

    to turn aside; to recede

    Etymology: [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.]

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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

Examples of waive in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Jaime Rodriguez:

    Our government is being completely open, but we can't waive their (taxes) for 20 years if they're going to put me in prison for allowing it.

  3. Lawrence Yun:

    Homes listed for sale are still garnering great interest, but the multiple, frenzied offers – sometimes double-digit bids on one property – have dissipated in most regions, even in a somewhat calmer market, a number of potential buyers are still choosing to waive appraisals and inspections.

  4. Cheryl Fish-Parcham:

    People who have insurance that they either bought themselves or that they're getting through an employer that is state regulated. In that case, some states have required that those insurers waive cost sharing for Covid-related treatment.

  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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