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Synonyms for wait

Synonyms for (noun) wait

Synonyms: wait, waiting Definition: the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something) Usage: the wait was an ordeal for him

Similar words: inactivity Definition: being inactive; being less active

Synonyms: delay, postponement, time lag, hold, wait Definition: time during which some action is awaited Usage: instant replay caused too long a delay; he ordered a hold in the action

Similar words: pause, break, intermission, interruption, suspension Definition: a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

Synonyms for (verb) wait

Synonyms: wait, waitress Definition: serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant Usage: I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's

Similar words: work Definition: exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity Usage: I will work hard to improve my grades; she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor

Synonyms: hold back, hold off, wait Definition: wait before acting Usage: the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment

Similar words: move, act Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel