waver vs waiver : Common Errors in English

About waver vs waiver

Wave bye-bye. Ride the wave. Do the wave. We all know what a wave is, right? The verb “waive,” whose root meaning is “abandon,” is less familiar. When you give up a legal right, you waive it; and the document you sign to do so is called not a “waver” but a “waiver.”

waver Meaning(s)

  • (v) pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
  • (n) the act of pausing uncertainly
  • (v) be unsure or weak
  • (n) the act of moving back and forth
  • (n) someone who communicates by waving
  • (v) move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
  • (v) move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
  • (v) move back and forth very rapidly
  • (v) sway to and fro
  • (v) give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency

waiver Meaning(s)

  • (n) a formal written statement of relinquishment

waver in News

  1. MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Waver After Last Week's Gains

    MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Waver After Last Week's Gains
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Nasdaq

  2. MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Waver As Early Gains Fade

    MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Waver As Early Gains Fade
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Nasdaq

  3. MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Waver On Job-report Jitters

    MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Waver On Job-report Jitters
    on June 6, 2013 Source: Nasdaq

waiver in News

  1. Alaska Receives No Child Left Behind Waiver

    JUNEAU - The U.S. Department of Education has granted Alaska a waiver from major provisions of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, commonly known as No Child Left Behind. The waiver will take effect next school year.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Capital City Weekly

  2. Fantasy baseball Waiver Wire: Zack Wheeler's call-up imminent

    Fantasy baseball Waiver Wire: It's almost time for Zack Wheeler's much-anticipated call-up.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Michael Beller: Fantasy baseball Waiver Wire -- It's almost time for Zack Wheeler's call-up

    Fantasy baseball Waiver Wire: It's almost time for Zack Wheeler's much-anticipated call-up.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Sports Illustrated

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