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"waive" in British English

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waiveverb [T]

uk   /weɪv/  us   /weɪv/ formal
to not ​demand something you have a ​right to, or not ​cause a ​rule to be ​obeyed: The ​bankmanager waived the ​charge (= said we didn't have to ​pay), as we were ​old and ​valuedcustomers. If they waive (= ​remove) the ​timelimit, many more ​applications will come in. He ​persuaded the ​delegates to waive (= give up)theirobjections.
(Definition of waive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"waive" in American English

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waiveverb [T]

 us   /weɪv/
to not ​demand something you have a ​right to or not ​cause a ​rule to be ​obeyed: The ​bank waived the ​charge, because the ​mistake was ​theirfault.
(Definition of waive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"waive" in Business English

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waiveverb [T]

uk   us   /weɪv/
to decide that you will not ​ask for something, although you have a ​right to do so, or that a ​rule will be ignored: waive a claim/fee/right The ​bank waived the ​overdraftfee.
(Definition of waive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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