wave / waive

wave / waive
   To wave is to move back and forth; a wave is a swelling in a body of water due to movement: Helen Highwater waved her hand to the boat rocking in the waves.
   Waive means "to give up, not require or ask for": Never waive your right to a lawyer.

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  • wave / waive —    To wave is to move back and forth; a wave is a swelling in a body of water due to movement: Helen Highwater waved her hand to the boat rocking in the waves.    Waive means to give up, not require or ask for : Never waive your right to a lawyer …   Confused words

  • waive — verb refrain from insisting on or applying (a right or claim). Origin ME (orig. as a legal term relating to removal of the protection of the law): from an Anglo Norman Fr. var. of OFr. gaiver allow to become a waif, abandon . Usage Waive is… …   English new terms dictionary

  • wave — 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waive — means ‘to give up (a right or claim) voluntarily’, as in waiving an immunity or waiving formalities. It is not formally confused with the more familiar verb wave except in phrasal verbs such as waive aside and waive away (= to put aside as if… …   Modern English usage

  • Wave — (w[=a]v), v. t. See {Waive}. Sir H. Wotton. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wave — see waive …   Modern English usage

  • waive — wave …   American English homophones

  • wave — waive …   American English homophones

  • waive v — wave v …   English expressions

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