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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

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. 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.

  2. Matthew Carter:

    We took this pause to train and reflect on the dangers of alcohol abuse.

  3. Laura Peterson:

    We are not sure when our pause in advertising will end, just as we are not sure what Facebook will do, or when.

  4. Armstrong Williams:

    There are many Americans, if they search their hearts, they believe the same thing -- they don't want to believe it but when they look at the world and look at how Islam has become polluted and what is happening in Europe and in the Middle East and around the world, you have to take time to pause and ask what is happening around the world?

  5. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    It's clear that many Americans are concerned about the administration's ability to properly vet thousands of individuals from Syria and Iraq. Elected officials in both parties have expressed concerns too, as have administration officials, that's why many Americans are asking us to take a step back and press 'pause' on the program so we can ensure we have the correct policies and security screenings in place.


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