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 Dictionary entry overview: What does waive mean? 

WAIVE (verb)
  The verb WAIVE has 2 senses:

1. do without or cease to hold or adhere to
2. lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime

  Familiarity information: WAIVE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

WAIVE (verb)

Sense 1waive [BACK TO TOP]


Do without or cease to hold or adhere to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


forgo; foreswear; waive; dispense with; relinquish

Context examples:

We are dispensing with formalities / relinquish the old ideas

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sense 2waive [BACK TO TOP]


Lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning


forfeit; give up; throw overboard; waive; forgo

Hypernyms (to "waive" is one way to...):

abandon (forsake, leave behind)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "waive"):

lapse (let slip)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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