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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:

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

How to pronounce pause?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say pause in sign language?

  1. pause

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How to use pause in a sentence?

  1. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson:

    It little profits that an idle king,By this still hearth, among these barren crags,Matchd with an aged wife, I mete and doleUnequal laws unto a savage race,That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. I cannot rest from travel; I will drinkLife to the lees. All times I have enjoydGreatly, have sufferd greatly, both with thoseThat loved me, and alone; on shore, and whenThro scudding drifts the rainy HyadesVext the dim sea. I am become a name;For always roaming with a hungry heartMuch have I seen and known,cities of menAnd manners, climates, councils, governments,Myself not least, but honord of them all,And drunk delight of battle with my peers,Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy. I am a part of all that I have met;Yet all experience is an arch wherethroGleams that untravelld world whose margin fadesFor ever and for ever when I move. How dull it is to pause, to make an end,To rust unburnishd, not to shine in use!As tho to breathe were life! Life piled on lifeWere all too little, and of one to meLittle remains; but every hour is savedFrom that eternal silence, something more,A bringer of new things; and vile it wereFor some three suns to store and hoard myself,And this gray spirit yearning in desireTo follow knowledge like a sinking star,Beyond the utmost bound of human thought. It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. Tho much is taken, much abides; and thoWe are not now that strength which in old daysMoved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,One equal temper of heroic hearts,Made weak by time and fate, but strong in willTo strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

  2. Lewis Carroll:

    There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.

  3. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.

  4. House Speaker Paul Ryan:

    This is a moment where it is better to be safe than to be sorry, so we think the prudent, the responsible thing is to take a pause in this particular aspect of this refugee program in order to verify that terrorists are not trying to infiltrate the refugee population.

  5. Sierra Filucci:

    Common Sense Media's ok if you pause your usual screen-time rules, you can let kids know that things will go back to normal once this situation is over. But it's important to choose age-appropriate content, and if kids are out of school and not part of an organized distance learning program, it's a good idea to supplement entertainment content with educational offerings.


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