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Definition of waive verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

waive

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//weɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//weɪv//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they waive
BrE BrE//weɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//weɪv//
 
he / she / it waives
BrE BrE//weɪvz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//weɪvz//
 
past simple waived
BrE BrE//weɪvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//weɪvd//
 
past participle waived
BrE BrE//weɪvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//weɪvd//
 
-ing form waiving
BrE BrE//ˈweɪvɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪvɪŋ//
 
Legal processes
 
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waive something to choose not to demand something in a particular case, even though you have a legal or official right to do so synonym forgo He waived his right to appeal against the verdict. We have decided to waive the tuition fees in your case. He has agreed to waive his rights to the money. See related entries: Legal processes Word Origin Middle English (originally as a legal term relating to removal of the protection of the law): from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French gaiver ‘allow to become a waif, abandon’.
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