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Definition of "waive" []

  • To give up (a claim or right) voluntarily; relinquish. See Synonyms at relinquish. (verb-transitive)
  • To refrain from insisting on or enforcing (a rule or penalty, for example); dispense with: "The original ban on private trading had long since been waived” ( William L. Schurz). (verb-transitive)
  • To put aside or off temporarily; defer. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "waive" in a sentence
  • "If Ray Whitney and Niclas Wallin waive their no-trade clauses, the Hurricanes will be able to pick up prospects and/or draft picks."
  • "Here’s the next one: From July 7 to 31, listings for goods starting under 99 cents again waive the insertion fee."
  • "Because there are several layers of appeal he can go through if he does not waive, that is our understanding also."