Part of speech: verb

To relinquish, especially temporarily, as a claim; put aside; yield.

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Usage examples "waive":

  1. Yes, that is the law; but I thought under the circumstances- the mine lying idle and all- you might be willing to waive your strict rights in the interests of, well, harmony." - "Shadow Mountain", Dane Coolidge.
  2. But even this concession failed to satisfy the objectors, the King of Hanover, among others, positively refusing to waive his precedence over any foreign prince. - "The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860", Charles Duke Yonge.
  3. About to waive the temptation, Mr. Heatherbloom paused; the idea was capable of modification or expansion. - "A Man and His Money", Frederic Stewart Isham.