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1  —as in:
waive the right
Definition not enforce something to which one would otherwise be entitled
  • They will waive the foreign language requirement for students who are already bilingual.
waive = not enforce
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • When you signed the contract with that disclaimer, you waived your right.
  • waived = gave up
  • They agreed to waive the customary fee.
  • waive = not enforce (not collect)
  • She waived her rights and answered the policeman's questions.
  • waived = did not enforce
  • The body is inspired: let us waive the question of the 'soul.
    Nietzsche, Friedrich  --  Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book For All And None
  • Do you waive the formal reading of the indictment?
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • waive = not enforce the right of
  • And the University of Michigan waived the fees for in-state students who couldn't afford to pay.
    Ben Carson  --  Gifted Hands
  • waived = not enforce (not collect)
  • The treaty waived the right of former POWs and their families to seek reparations from Japan and Japanese companies that had profited from their enslavement.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • waived = gave up
  • According to Susan Kezios, president of the American Franchise Association, the contracts offered by fast food chains often require a franchisee to waive his or her legal right to file complaints under state law;
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • waive = give up
  • Dr. Johnson said, "Your mother has decided to waive your right to appeal."
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
waive = give up

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2  —as in:
waive the discussion
Definition not engage in
  • Let's waive discussion on the topic until she can join us.
waive = not engage in
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She waived the decision of which to choose by buying both.
  • waived = did not engage in
  • The scout nodded his head in assent, though he seemed anxious to waive the further discussion of a subject that appeared painful.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • waive = not engage in
  • "It may be so," said the young clergyman, indifferently, as waiving a discussion that he considered irrelevant or unseasonable.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • waiving = not engaging in
  • "Gulden, suppose we waive the question till we're on the grounds?" he suggested.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • waive = do not engage in
  • With this feeling uppermost, he continued to waive the question of the chaplaincy, and to persuade himself that it was not only no proper business of his, but likely enough never to vex him with a demand for his vote.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • waive = not engage in
  • There are answers which, in turning away wrath, only send it to the other end of the room, and to have a discussion coolly waived when you feel that justice is all on your own side is even more exasperating in marriage than in philosophy.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • waived = not engaged in
  • He could not choose between roast beef and chicken, and so he waived the question by taking both; and what with the biscuits and butter, apple-sauce and blackberry jam, cherry pie and milk like cream, there was danger of making himself ill.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
waived = did not engage in

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3  —as in:
waive the player
Definition the release of a player from a sports team's roster while maintaining the payment contract (which may be offset or replaced by a contract with another team)
  • We were facing the 52 player limit, so wanted to move him to our practice squad for a year. But under league rules that meant we had to waive him and unfortunately for us, another team signed him.
waive = the release of a player from a sports team's roster while maintaining the payment contract (which may be offset or replaced by a contract with another team)
  • He hurt his knee and placed him on our physically unable to perform list. If we don't activate him before the final cut-down date, he'll have to sit out the fist six weeks of the season. After the sixth game, we would have three weeks to place him on the active roster, injured reserve or waive him.

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