Definition of Waive in English :

Define Waive in English

Waive meaning in English

Meaning of Waive in English

Pronunciation of Waive in English

Waive pronunciation in English

Pronounce Waive in English


see synonyms of waive


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

do without or cease to hold or adhere to

Example Sentences:
'We are dispensing with formalities'
'relinquish the old ideas'

2. forego, forfeit, forgo, give up, throw overboard, waive

lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime

Example Sentences:
'you've forfeited your right to name your successor'
'forfeited property'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of waive
verb (transitive)
to set aside or relinquish
to waive one's right to something
to refrain from enforcing (a claim) or applying (a law, penalty, etc)
to defer

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verb transitiveWord forms: waived or ˈwaiving
to give up or forgo (a right, claim, privilege, etc.)
to refrain from insisting on or taking advantage of
to put off until later; postpone; defer
4.  Law
to forgo or relinquish voluntarily (a right, privilege, claim, etc. which one is legally entitled to enforce)
5.  Sport
to put (a player) on waivers

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of waive
tr.v. waived, waiv·ing, waives
1. To give up (a claim or right, for example) voluntarily; relinquish. See Synonyms at relinquish.
2. To refrain from insisting on or enforcing (a rule, penalty, or requirement, for example); dispense with: "The original ban on private trading had long since been waived" (William L. Schurz).
3. To refrain from engaging in, sometimes temporarily; cancel or postpone: Let's waive our discussion of that problem.
4. Sports To place (a player) on waivers.

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