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VERB (2)

1. do without or cease to hold or adhere to;
- Example: "We are dispensing with formalities"
- Example: "relinquish the old ideas"
[syn: waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with]

2. lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime;
- Example: "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"
- Example: "forfeited property"
[syn: forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Waive \Waive\, v. i. To turn aside; to recede. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To waive from the word of Solomon. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Waive \Waive\, n. [See Waive, v. t. ] 1. A waif; a castaway. [Obs.] --Donne. [1913 Webster] 2. (O. Eng. Law) A woman put out of the protection of the law. See Waive, v. t., 3 (b), and the Note. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Waive \Waive\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Waived; p. pr. & vb. n. Waiving.] [OE. waiven, weiven, to set aside, remove, OF. weyver, quesver, to waive, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. veifa to wave, to vibrate, akin to Skr. vip to tremble. Cf. Vibrate, Waif.] [Written also wave.] [1913 Webster] 1. To relinquish; to give up claim to; not to insist on or claim; to refuse; to forego. [1913 Webster] He waiveth milk, and flesh, and all. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] We absolutely do renounce or waive our own opinions, absolutely yielding to the direction of others. --Barrow. [1913 Webster] 2. To throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) (a) To throw away; to relinquish voluntarily, as a right which one may enforce if he chooses. (b) (O. Eng. Law) To desert; to abandon. --Burrill. [1913 Webster] Note: The term was applied to a woman, in the same sense as outlaw to a man. A woman could not be outlawed, in the proper sense of the word, because, according to Bracton, she was never in law, that is, in a frankpledge or decennary; but she might be waived, and held as abandoned. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

waive v 1: do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas" [syn: waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with] 2: lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property" [syn: forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego] [ant: arrogate, claim, lay claim]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

177 Moby Thesaurus words for "waive": abandon, abdicate, abjure, abolish, abrogate, abstain, acknowledge defeat, adjourn, admit, admit exceptions, allow, allow for, annul, brush aside, cancel, cease, cede, chuck, chuck out, come off, concede, consider, consider the circumstances, consider the source, contemn, continue, contradict, countermand, counterorder, cry quits, cut out, decline, defer, delay, deny, desist, desist from, despise, disannul, disapprove, discard, disclaim, discontinue, discount, disdain, disgorge, dismiss, disown, dispense with, dispose of, disregard, disuse, do away with, do without, drag out, drop, dump, except, exclude, extend, forbear, forgo, forswear, get along without, get rid of, give away, give over, give up, grant, hand over, hang fire, hang up, have done with, hold back, hold off, hold over, hold up, ignore, invalidate, keep back, keep in hand, kiss good-bye, lay aside, lay by, lay down, lay over, leave, leave off, let alone, let go, lift temporarily, make a sacrifice, make allowance for, make void, nol-pros, not pursue with, not touch, not use, nullify, override, overrule, part with, pass by, pass up, pigeonhole, postpone, prolong, prorogate, prorogue, protract, provide for, push aside, put aside, put behind one, put off, put on ice, quit, quitclaim, rebuff, recall, recant, recess, refrain, refuse, refuse to consider, reject, relax, relax the condition, relinquish, render up, renege, renounce, repeal, repel, repudiate, repulse, rescind, reserve, resign, retract, reverse, revoke, sacrifice, save, scout, set aside, set by, shelve, shift off, shove away, sleep on, spare, spurn, stand over, stave off, stay, stop, stretch out, surrender, suspend, swear off, table, take a recess, take account of, take into account, take into consideration, throw away, throw out, throw up, turn away, turn out, turn up, vacate, void, withdraw, write off, yield
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

WAIVE. A term applied to a woman as outlaw is applied to a man. A man is an outlaw, a woman is a waive. T. L., Crabb's Tech. Dict. h.t. To WAIVE. To abandon or forsake a right. 2. To waive signifies also to abandon without right; as "if the felon waives, that is, leaves any goods in his flight from those who either pursue him, or are apprehended by him so to do, he forfeits them, whether they be his own goods, or goods stolen by him." Bac. Ab. Forfeiture, B.