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Synonyms for delay
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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote
put off, suspend, postpone, defer, forslow, put on ice, adjourn
previously unexpected period of time before an event occurs; the act of delaying.
put off, forslow, suspend, put on ice, defer, postpone, adjourn
To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time.
forslow, suspend, put off, postpone, adjourn, put on ice, defer
English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote
To hinder is to keep from action, progress, motion, or growth, or to make such action, progress, motion, or growth later in beginning or completion than it would otherwise have been. An action is prevented by anything that comes in before it to make it impossible; it is hindered by anything that keeps it from either beginning or ending so soon as it otherwise would, or as expected or intended. It is more common, however, to say that the start is delayed, the progress hindered. An action that is hindered does not take place at the appointed or appropriate time; that which is prevented does not take place at all; to hinder a thing long enough may amount to preventing it. A railroad-train may be hindered by a snow-storm from arriving on time; it may by special order be prevented from starting. To retard is simply to make slow by any means whatever. To obstruct is to hinder, or possibly to prevent advance or passage by putting something in the way; to oppose or resist is to hinder, or possibly to prevent by directly contrary or hostile action, resist being the stronger term and having more suggestion of physical force; obstructed roads hinder the march of an enemy, tho there may be no force strong enough to oppose it; one opposes a measure, a motion, an amendment, or the like; it is a criminal offense to resist an officer in the discharge of his duty; the physical system may resist the attack of disease or the action of a remedy. Compare CONQUER; IMPEDIMENT; OBSTRUCT.
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baffle, balk, bar, block, check, clog, counteract, embarrass, encumber, foil, frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, interrupt, obstruct, oppose, prevent, resist, retard, stay, stop, thwart
Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.
Princeton's WordNet3.5 / 2 votes
delay, hold, time lag, postponement, waitnoun
time during which some action is awaited
"instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
clutch, grip, storage area, keep, holdup, detainment, deferral, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, wait, cargo area, detention, postponement, waiting, custody, clasp, cargo deck, clench, clutches, grasp, time lag, deferment, cargo hold
the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
stickup, time lag, holdup, wait, armed robbery, postponement, heist, hold
delay, detain, hold upverb
cause to be slowed down or delayed
"Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"
go, live, detain, stick up, stay, last, confine, hold up, hold out, hold, sustain, hold water, live on, support, check, retard, endure, stand up, withstand, defy, survive
act later than planned, scheduled, or required
"Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"
retard, hold up, check, detain, stay
stay, detain, delayverb
stop or halt
"Please stay the bloodshed!"
quell, bide, stick, stay, last out, confine, hold up, ride out, persist, check, rest, appease, remain, stick around, abide, retard, stay on, stay put, outride, continue, detain
check, retard, delayverb
slow the growth or development of
"The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
checker, check, slow up, slow down, moderate, mark, slow, watch, look into, crack, check up on, arrest, go over, tick off, match, tick, fit, hold back, stop, ascertain, determine, assure, find out, agree, turn back, stay, check into, train, break, control, check off, check out, learn, curb, hold up, hold, see to it, see, chequer, discipline, mark off, tally, ensure, decelerate, hold in, suss out, detain, contain, check over, jibe, condition, retard, correspond, insure, gibe
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
defer, postpone, procrastinate, put off, stave off, let lie over
linger, tarry, stop, procrastinate
procrastination, postponement, deferring, the fabian policy, masterly inactivity
detention, stay, stop, hinderance
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote
deferring, deferment, procrastination, postponement, respite, reprieve, retardation, retention, obstruction, dawdling, lingering, dalliance
dispatch, promptness, expedition, haste
postpone, defer, procrastinate, suspend, reprieve, retard, impede, hinder, obstruct, linger, tarry, dawdle, dally
dispatch, hasten, expedite, facilitate
PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes
List of paraphrases for "delay":
delays, postpone, delaying, retardation, postponement, delayed, backlog, late, backwardness, deadline, defer, lag, lateness, procrastination, tardiness, demora, retard, ado, postponed, time-limit, period, slippage, postpones, overdue, behind, timeframe, deferral, time, wait
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How to use delay in a sentence?
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid:
That's exactly what the Republican leader is doing: Delay, delay, delay.
Some of the customers can change what they like or they delay decisions sometimes in a way that can't help them be timely, like adding an elevator will impact the central weight of the ship, so we have to do all the calculations and it might impact the performance of the ship.
Your body has basically a fire alarm system that's a sprinkler system all at the same time... [ This ] is the first line of defense against different viral infections. When that system is delayed at triggering the alarm, and then consequently triggering the defenses, people tend to have worse outcomes and more severe disease, we're still learning about what makes that delay happen. But that does seem to be one of the major driving factors in how sick people will ultimately get.
The infighting and the attacks against Azmin could potentially strengthen the case for Mahathir to delay the transition or serve out a full government term.
Not only does it invite fraud and needlessly delay election results, it also risks disenfranchising voters and causing complete chaos for November.
Translations for delay
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- تأخر, سوف, تأخيرArabic
- закъснение, забавяне, забавям, отлагам, отлаганеBulgarian
- etwas [[verschieben]], sich [[verspäten]], VerzögerungGerman
- retrasar, retraso, demora, demorarSpanish
- درنگ, دیرکردPersian
- siirtää, viivästys, viivyttää, viivästyttääFinnish
- délai, retard, retarderFrench
- dàilScottish Gaelic
- איחור, לעכבHebrew
- विलंब, देरHindi
- 遅れ, 遅延, 遅らせるJapanese
- دواخستن, پاشخستن, دوای ئهخاتKurdish
- akutōtanga, whakaakutōMāori
- vertraging, uitstellenDutch
- atrasar, mora, demorar, atraso, demoraPortuguese
- întârziere, amâna, întârziaRomanian
- задержка, опоздание, промедление, заде́рживать, отложи́ть, задержа́ть, откла́дыватьRussian
- försening, skjuta uppSwedish
- gecikme, ertelemek, rötarTurkish
- trì hoãn, hoãnVietnamese
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