Pronunciation: (wāv), [key]
—v.t., waived, waiv•ing.
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 time; defer; postpone; dispense with: to waive formalities.
4. to put aside or dismiss from consideration or discussion: waiving my attempts to explain.
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