[ US /ˈweɪv/ ]
[ UK /wˈe‍ɪv/ ]
  1. lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
    forfeited property
    you've forfeited your right to name your successor
  2. do without or cease to hold or adhere to
    We are dispensing with formalities
    relinquish the old ideas
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How To Use waive In A Sentence

  • Because there are several layers of appeal he can go through if he does not waive, that is our understanding also. CNN Transcript Feb 9, 2006
  • She waived her right to a lawyer.
  • Whether you overslept or had a flat tire, airlines often will waive such fees for passengers who unintentionally miss flights.
  • After a long briefing, extra liability waivers had to be signed.
  • But they must agree to waive future rights to compensation for policies that were missold to them.
  • The big fella no longer is demanding a trade, which wasn't feasible anyway, or to be waived, which was unlikely.
  • As financial secretary in 2007, he handed out income tax rebates and property-rate waivers, earning him the nickname of "tong tong," a term for sweets, from the local press. BusinessWeek.com -- Top News
  • I will also be given an excess luggage waiver. Times, Sunday Times
  • You agree to waive your moral rights. Times, Sunday Times
  • He has waived a bonus and salary increase, though he is still forecast to earn about 1.3 million. Times, Sunday Times
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