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.