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waive

[ weyv ]
/ weɪv /
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verb (used with object), waived, waiv·ing.
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.
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Origin of waive

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English weyven, from Anglo-French weyver “to make a homeless child (of someone) by forsaking or outlawing (him or her)”; see waif

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH waive

waive , wave
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How to use waive in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for waive

waive
/ (weɪv) /

verb (tr)
to set aside or relinquishto waive one's right to something
to refrain from enforcing (a claim) or applying (a law, penalty, etc)
to defer

Word Origin for waive

C13: from Old Northern French weyver, from waif abandoned; see waif
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