to refrain from claiming or insisting on; give up; forgo: to waive one's right;to waive one's rank;to waive honors.
Law. to relinquish (a known right, interest, etc.) intentionally.
to put aside for the time; defer; dispense with: to waive formalities.
to put aside or dismiss from consideration or discussion: waiving my attempts to explain.
- waive , wave
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How to use waive in a sentence
Starting Monday, teams were able to start waiving players and making moves to reshape their rosters.The 10 biggest roster questions in the NFL as the offseason begins | John Clayton | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Under a deal brokered with Shapiro, Comcast on Wednesday pledged to be more transparent about its pricing and take additional steps that include waiving some fees for customers who cancel their cable and Internet contracts early.Comcast suspends Internet data limits, fees for Northeast customers | Tony Romm | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
It also worked with its existing customers by offering flexibility and rent relief in the way of waived late fees and flexible payment scheduling, for example.Divvy Homes secures $110M Series C to help renters become homeowners | Mary Ann Azevedo | February 2, 2021 | TechCrunch
In March, DoorDash temporarily waived pickup fees for restaurants.Restaurants Avoiding Big Delivery Apps Have to Get Creative | Kristen Hawley | February 1, 2021 | Eater
Some, like Barbados and Costa Rica, are waiving income taxes entirely for anyone who comes, while others, such as Greece, are cutting their burden in half.Can These Creative Taxes Catch Up With a Changing World? | Nick Fouriezos | January 14, 2021 | Ozy
Francis opted to waive the requisite second miracle for John XXIII usually needed for non-martyrs to reach sainthood.Popes, Saints, Miracles, Weird Relics and Odd Omens Converge on Rome | Barbie Latza Nadeau | April 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Most of the defendants had been convinced to waive their right to a lawyer.‘Kids for Cash’: Crooked Judge, Damaged Teens, and the Perils of Zero Tolerance | Ronald K. Fried | February 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But now Yanukovych has signaled that he refuses to waive even a bit of his power.
Hastert stopped short of saying Boehner should waive the Hastert Rule.Denny Hastert Disses the ‘Hastert Rule’: It ‘Never Really Existed’ | Eleanor Clift | October 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
That vote will surely go along party lines, meaning the committee will decide that she did waive them, but so what?
He may therefore receive and waive notice of them, vote when attending them, in short, participate in all matters.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
The Dauphin and his eldest son the Duke of Burgundy would waive their rights.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
They looked grave and distant, yet as if eager to learn more of me, had they dared to waive the ceremony of their iron office.My Ten Years' Imprisonment | Silvio Pellico
Ralegh himself had no such fondness for the fashionable mode of adjusting quarrels as to waive any orthodox right of refusal.Sir Walter Ralegh | William Stebbing
He would waive the ordinary etiquette of time and mourning to arrange all before.Night and Morning, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for waive
to set aside or relinquish: to waive one's right to something
to refrain from enforcing (a claim) or applying (a law, penalty, etc)
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