Waive is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand waive (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use waive in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of waive, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of waive, followed by 45 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - do without or cease to hold or adhere to
EXAMPLES - Waive in a Sentence
- Just extend your middle finger and 'waive' them away! (source)
- Just extend your middle finger and "waive" them away! ' (source)
- The state also allows children to "waive" the right to counsel. (source)
- As such he could "waive" someone's Jewishness when it suited him. (source)
- Police do not have to expressly ask a suspect to waive their rights. (source)
- But IMF experts have said that the board could waive or change those rules. (source)
- Western Union also says it will waive all fees for wire transfers from the U.S., (source)
- ***** it, I'm patenting the 'waive' gesture in the US, I'm going to make BILLIONS! (source)
- The IRS may actually waive penalties in some cases, but not interest charges on unpaid taxes. (source)
- Since when do we have a system of Government where the President can simply "waive" away laws? (source)
- Money-market funds have been pinched by low rates and have had to waive fees to keep investors. (source)
- The bank helped convince Ambac to waive some bond covenants, which gave the Weinstein Co. some breathing room. (source)
- CxP once again tries to waive any and all regulatory requirements that it feels are not correct for "the program" (source)
- In most cases, the city can't "waive" enough fees to absorb all the organizing costs, and someone has to pay something. (source)
- The major mobile-phone carriers have said they would waive per-call fees for donations from plans that normally carry such fees. (source)
- If Ray Whitney and Niclas Wallin waive their no-trade clauses, the Hurricanes will be able to pick up prospects and/or draft picks. (source)
- Never mind that I am not trying to "waive" anything, I am simply trying to get Direct TV to comply with what they had already stated. (source)
- American Express, Mastercard and Visa tell CNN they will now waive their transaction fee which cuts up to 3 percent off every donation. (source)
- Studies have shown that people don't know that their plans waive fees for preventive care, researcher Amelia Haviland wrote in the report. (source)
- But this from Dick, a man who called it a sin when Seena convinced the librarian in Grayling to waive an exorbitant fine for an overdue book. (source)
- Aid efforts in other countries will not be hit by a decision to "waive" VAT on a Haiti earthquake charity single, Downing Street has insisted. (source)
- This may not seem like big news, but if you travel a lot internationally you know that practically no credit cards waive fees on overseas purchases. (source)
- Rep. Betsy Markey is asking credit card companies to waive processing fees when people use their cards to donate to Haitian earthquake relief efforts. (source)
- But despite a campaign for the family to be allowed back to live in Scotland, Home Office minister Phil Woollas has said it will not "waive" the rules. (source)
- Update at 9: 03 AM Friday: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover have now all announced that they will waive fees for some donations related to ... (source)
- The pending Senate legislation also would restrict proprietary trading, but it would give regulators the flexibility to waive restrictions under certain circumstances. (source)
- It is possible once the parameters of the fund are hammered out, BP could insist that anyone who receives payout from the fund waive their right to sue, legal experts said. (source)
- Rather than face indictment and arrest, Donna and his attorneys worked out a deal in which Donna would waive indictment and plead guilty to one felony count of embezzlement. (source)
- Citigroup announced this week that it would cut interest rates and waive late fees and other past due amounts for service members who are wounded, injured or otherwise disabled. (source)
- On the surface, it seems like you and all the other Reps who are complaining are just sitting back and waiting for O to waive some magic wand which he's never purported to possess. (source)
- It's a standard transaction fee, but now all three companies tell CNN they've reconsidered and they will waive the fees while reimbursing charities for the money they've already collected. (source)
- This law was enacted specifically to prohibit acts of torture which the Administration has engaged in, and the President is openly telling us that he may have to unilaterally "waive" the law. (source)
- Since then I have learned that malpractice insurance carriers are increasingly requiring physicians to insist that their patients agree to go to arbitration and waive any right to go to court. (source)
- If they didn't "waive" fees the city would still need to send cops to events- just to be safe - drive-by, close streets from time to time, etc. just to keep people from getting killed in traffic. (source)
- They (Retention Department), it turns out, were not willing to do anything for me short canceling my service (all the while telling me how they were willing to "waive" any penalty for cancellation). (source)
- Great its on sale, I think its going to continue to be on sale, I think a lot of this phenomena's as Jack spoke about that are going on at retail, we are going to kind of waive through the whole business. (source)
- In this funding environment, entrepreneurs can no longer take for granted that existing investors will "waive" their anti-dilution rights in a down round financing as they have typically done in recent years. (source)
- "If they can waive the fees for all charities we think the others could lower their charges, though we are realistic that it costs to transfer money and it's important that mobile phone companies sustain whatever they commit to." (source)
- The foundation is now trying to get every higher education institution in the UK to offer at least one place for students seeking sanctuary, to waive tuition fees until their status is resolved and to offer training and mentoring support. (source)
- Well, after our calls and after letters from Representative Betsy Markey and Senator Chris Dodd, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express have all announced they will now waive these swipe fees and will not profit from your donations to charity. (source)
- The government is planning to make more than five billion baht ($150 million) available to tourism-industry businesses in low-interest loans with two-year grace periods. it also intends to waive visa fees for some countries and lower the landing fees for airlines. (source)
- This flew in the face of the simple fact that no bill at all would have been better than this one, not to mention that the bill promoted the theft of Iraq's oil, failed to use the power of the purse to end the war, and allowed Bush to "waive" other measures he might not like. (source)
- But rather than waive the colors of a flag that facilitates and orchestrates the killing of non-combatants-as all armies kill non-combatants-I will choose to remember and honor the unnamed millions of human beings who have died in wars that they took no part in starting, or prosecuting. (source)
- The House legislation and the upcoming Senate bill contain points of accountability which are in the form of reporting requirements for Bush and the prospect that he could 'waive' the withdrawal provisions for a limited time and mission in the name of national security or a threat from al-Qaeda in Iraq. (source)
- Despite the clearly expressed purpose of the APA to transfer all rights relating to UNIX source code licenses to SCO, IBM quotes a portion of section 4.16 (b), out of context, and contends that it gives Novell the power to "waive" all of SCO's rights (including the intellectual property protections) under the UNIX System V licenses. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 45 example sentences provided below is 56.0, which suggests that "waive" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 35 synonyms for waive.
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, reserve, resign, set aside, shelve, stay, surrender, suspend, table, turn over, yield
We have 18 antonyms for waive.
accept, acknowledge, advance, approve, carry out, claim, continue, deny, do, expedite, forward, go, guard, hold, keep, refuse, retain, take
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of waive from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To give up (a claim or right) voluntarily; relinquish. See Synonyms at relinquish.
- (verb-transitive) To refrain from insisting on or enforcing (a rule or penalty, for example); dispense with: "The original ban on private trading had long since been waived” ( William L. Schurz).
- (verb-transitive) To put aside or off temporarily; defer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To outlaw (someone).
- (verb) To abandon, give up (someone or something).
- (verb) To relinquish (a right etc.); to give up claim to; to forego.
- (verb) To put aside, avoid.
- (verb) To move from side to side; to sway.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A waif; a castaway.
- (noun) A woman put out of the protection of the law. See Waive, v. t., 3 (b), and the Note.
- (verb-transitive) To relinquish; to give up claim to; not to insist on or claim; to refuse; to forego.
- (verb-transitive) To throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert.
- (verb-transitive) To throw away; to relinquish voluntarily, as a right which one may enforce if he chooses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To refuse; forsake; decline; shun.
- (None) To move; remove; push aside.
- (None) To relinquish; forsake; forbear to insist on or claim; defer for the present; forgo: as, to waive a subject; to waive a claim or privilege.
- (None) In law:
- (None) To relinquish intentionally (a known right), or intentionally to do an act inconsistent with claiming (it). See waiver.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) do without or cease to hold or adhere to
- (verb) lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime