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Synonyms for pause
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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. pausenoun

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

    Antonyms:
    continuance, advancement, perseverance

  2. pauseverb

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

    Antonyms:
    continue, proceed, advance, persist, persevere

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspensionnoun

    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. pauseverb

    temporary inactivity

    Synonyms:
    intermission, interruption, suspension, break

  3. hesitate, pauseverb

    interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing

    "The speaker paused"

    Synonyms:
    waver, break, intermit, hesitate, waffle

  4. pause, intermit, breakverb

    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

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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. pausenoun

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

  2. pausenoun

    Synonyms:
    point, punctuation mark

  3. pauseverb

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

  4. pauseverb

    Synonyms:
    hesitate, demur, deliberate, waver

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pausenoun

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

  2. pauseverb

    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. Sarah Palin:

    I think that Trump was trying to finish the conversation that would lead to a pause on immigration in general, Jake. I think that's where he was going.

  2. Brad Bechtel:

    Will the Fed react negatively to a 300k print? Likely not, with the momentum on taper already really high the Fed will have a hard time making an about face after a small miss on what has been a very volatile series, if we were to see something more extreme like a negative NFP print for example, then we could have a different story and the Fed may be forced to at least pause.

  3. Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ulysses (poem):

    How dull it is to pause, to make an end, To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!

  4. Deutsche Bank:

    A sustainable rise in OPEC production may be just around the corner, and ... the rally may pause, maintenance in the UAE at fields ... is scheduled to end in April, implying a rise from current production of 2.73 million barrels per day (bpd) to the previous 2.91 million bpd production rate in May.

  5. Sarah Ekstrand:

    We are hopeful that lifting the pause of the JJ vaccinewill also contribute to more vaccines being administered in the state in the weeks to come, we want to vaccinate as many Iowans as possible while doing everything we can to avoid vaccines sitting on shelves. The remaining doses from our allocation will be held in Iowa's reserve for use as needed at a later date.


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