waive

  • 1 waive — / wāv/ vt waived, waiv·ing [Anglo French waiver weiver, literally to abandon, forsake, from waif weif forlorn, stray, probably from Old Norse veif something loose or flapping] 1: to relinquish (as a right or privilege) voluntarily and… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 waive — [weɪv] verb [transitive] LAW to state officially that a right, rule etc can be ignored in a particular case: • The government has waived restrictions on dealing in foreign currencies. • American Express offered to waive fees for additional cards… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Waive — Waive, n. [See {Waive}, v. t. ] 1. A waif; a castaway. [Obs.] Donne. [1913 Webster] 2. (O. Eng. Law) A woman put out of the protection of the law. See {Waive}, v. t., 3 (b), and the Note. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Waive — Waive, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Waived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Waiving}.] [OE. waiven, weiven, to set aside, remove, OF. weyver, quesver, to waive, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. veifa to wave, to vibrate, akin to Skr. vip to tremble. Cf. {Vibrate}, {Waif}.] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 waive — means ‘to give up (a right or claim) voluntarily’, as in waiving an immunity or waiving formalities. It is not formally confused with the more familiar verb wave except in phrasal verbs such as waive aside and waive away (= to put aside as if… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 Waive — Waive, v. i. To turn aside; to recede. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To waive from the word of Solomon. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 waive — (v.) c.1300, from Anglo Fr. weyver to abandon, waive, O.Fr. weyver, guever to abandon, give back, probably from a Scandinavian source akin to O.N. veifa to swing about, from P.Gmc. *waibijanan (see WAIF (Cf. waif)). In Middle English legal… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 waive — [weıv] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old North French; Origin: weyver, from waif; WAIF] to state officially that a right, rule etc can be ignored ▪ She waived her right to a lawyer …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 waive — [ weıv ] verb transitive to choose to officially ignore a rule, right, or claim: The defendant has waived his right to a jury trial. Museum entrance fees have been waived (=not charged) …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 waive — cede, yield, resign, abandon, surrender, *relinquish, leave Analogous words: *forgo, forbear, sacrifice: concede, *grant, allow Contrasted words: *demand, claim, require, exact: assert, *maintain, defend …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 waive — [v] give up; let go abandon, allow, cede, defer, delay, disclaim, disown, dispense with, forgo, grant, hand over, hold off, hold up, leave, neglect, postpone, prorogue, put off, refrain from, reject, relinquish, remit, remove, renege, renounce,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 waive — ► VERB ▪ refrain from insisting on or applying (a right or claim). ORIGIN Old French gaiver allow to become a waif, abandon …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 waive — [wāv] vt. waived, waiving [ME weiven < Anglo Fr waiver, to renounce, abandon < ON veifa, to fluctuate: see WAIF] 1. to give up or forgo (a right, claim, privilege, etc.) 2. to refrain from insisting on or taking advantage of 3. to put off… …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 waive — /wayv/, v.t., waived, waiving. 1. to refrain from claiming or insisting on; give up; forgo: to waive one s right; to waive one s rank; to waive honors. 2. Law. to relinquish (a known right, interest, etc.) intentionally. 3. to put aside for the… …

    Universalium

  • 15 waive — v To abandon, throw away, renounce, repudiate, or surrender a claim, a privilege, a right, or the opportunity to take advantage of some defect, irregularity, or wrong. To give up right or claim voluntarily. A person is said to waive a benefit… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 waive — [[t]weɪv[/t]] v. t. waived, waiv•ing 1) to refrain from claiming or insisting on; forgo: to waive one s rank[/ex] 2) law to relinquish (a right) intentionally: to waive an option[/ex] 3) to put aside, esp. for the time; defer or dispense with: to …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 waive — transitive verb (waived; waiving) Etymology: Middle English weiven to decline, reject, give up, from Anglo French waiver, gaiver, from waif lost, stray more at waif Date: 14th century 1. archaic give up, forsake 2. to throw away (stolen goods) 3 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 waive — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. relinquish, renounce, give up, forgo, disclaim, surrender (a right or claim); defer. See disuse, relinquishment. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. forgo, abandon, relinquish, give up, surrender, disclaim, sign… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 waive — [[t]we͟ɪv[/t]] waives, waiving, waived 1) VERB If you waive your right to something, for example legal representation, you choose not to have it or do it. [V n] He pled guilty to the murders of three boys and waived his right to appeal. 2) VERB… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 waive — verb refrain from insisting on or applying (a right or claim). Origin ME (orig. as a legal term relating to removal of the protection of the law): from an Anglo Norman Fr. var. of OFr. gaiver allow to become a waif, abandon . Usage Waive is… …

    English new terms dictionary