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Synonyms for pause
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension(noun)

    a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

    Synonyms:
    prison-breaking, gap, jailbreak, respite, happy chance, interruption, rift, intermission, severance, gaolbreak, falling out, hanging, prisonbreak, suspension, recess, faulting, breakout, geological fault, break, good luck, breaking, disruption, reprieve, open frame, abatement, break of serve, hiatus, breach, breakage, abeyance, suspension system, fault, shift, fracture, time out, temporary removal, rupture, dangling

  2. pause(verb)

    temporary inactivity

    Synonyms:
    intermission, interruption, suspension, break

  3. hesitate, pause(verb)

    interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing

    "The speaker paused"

    Synonyms:
    waver, break, intermit, hesitate, waffle

  4. pause, intermit, break(verb)

    cease an action temporarily

    "We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch"

    Synonyms:
    demote, weaken, kick downstairs, cave in, collapse, let on, break-dance, split up, interrupt, offend, reveal, die, disclose, soften, expose, fail, smash, crack, wear out, hesitate, get around, go bad, break up, recrudesce, intermit, break away, split, unwrap, come apart, bankrupt, ruin, give, dampen, give away, get out, break off, separate, fall apart, break out, fall in, give out, go, founder, break in, bust, damp, break dance, stop, divulge, breach, check, snap off, transgress, violate, erupt, fracture, bring out, break down, discontinue, give way, conk out, better, part, relegate, burst, break, bump, infract, go against, discover, develop, wear, let out

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pause

    Strains of music may gradually or suddenly cease. A man quits work on the instant; he may discontinue a practise gradually; he quits suddenly and completely; he stops short in what he may or may not resume; he pauses in what he will probably resume. What intermits or is intermitted returns again, as a fever that intermits. Compare ABANDON; DIE; END; REST.

    Synonyms:
    abstain, bring to an end, cease, come to an end, conclude, desist, discontinue, end, end, finish, give over, intermit, leave off, quit, refrain, stop, terminate

    Antonyms:
    begin, commence, enter upon, inaugurate, initiate, institute, originate, set about, set going, set in operation, set on foot, start

    Preposition:
    Cease from anger.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pause(n)

    Synonyms:
    stop, cessation, suspension, halt, intermission, rest

    Antonyms:
    continuance, advancement, perseverance

  2. pause(v)

    Synonyms:
    cease, suspend, intermit, forbear, stay, wait, hesitate, demur, stop, desist

    Antonyms:
    continue, proceed, advance, persist, persevere

Editors Contribution

  1. selah

    stop for a moment

    he paused while reading the bible passage.

    Submitted by rinat on January 31, 2016  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pause(n.)

    Synonyms:
    stop, cessation, suspension, interruption, rest, halt, intermission, remission, stoppage, stopping, break, CÆSURA

  2. pause(n.)

    Synonyms:
    point, punctuation mark

  3. pause(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    stop, cease, desist, wait, delay, rest, breathe, stay, break off

  4. pause(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    hesitate, demur, deliberate, waver

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pause(n)

    Synonyms:
    intermission, suspension, break, hesitation, break, cæsura

  2. pause(v)

    Synonyms:
    stop, hesitate, desist, waver, intermit

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pause":

    break, pausing, pauses, paused, recess, lull, stop, interruption, hiatus

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How to use pause in a sentence?

  1. Robert Phipps:

    The valuations are really compelling, and we were seeing signs of an economic recovery, once the coronavirus is put on pause, I think that will become the primary trend again.

  2. Chhad Aul:

    We have been picking up Canadian energy stocks early in the year. We were surprised by how much they ran in April, we've taken a bit of a pause ... but we think we'll have more opportunities to add to our energy position here in Canada.

  3. Andray Abrahamian:

    This could give Pyongyang pause if they're pondering a hardline approach for next year that said, they traditionally have pushed back hard against supposed Chinese leverage, aware that China is willing to punish North Korea, but not to the point that it causes real instability.

  4. TransCanada:

    This news yesterday that there's a recommendation to place those belugas on the endangered species list, for us, was a signal that we needed to hit the pause button.

  5. Aaron Stein:

    What gives us pause about this attack is that while the others were haphazard and sloppy ... the size of this explosion suggests something more sophisticated, that would suggest organisation beyond a lone wolf cooking up something in their kitchen.

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