Synonyms of pause in English:

pause


See definition of pause

noun

1‘there was a pause in the conversation’

SYNONYMS

stop, cessation, break, halt, stoppage, standstill, interruption, check, lull, respite, stay, breathing space, discontinuation, discontinuance, hiatus, gap, interlude, intermission, interval, entr'acte

adjournment, suspension, moratorium, interregnum

rest, time out, stopover, delay, hold-up, wait

hesitation, beat, caesura

informal let-up, breather


verb

1‘Hannah paused for a moment before answering’

SYNONYMS

stop, cease, halt, discontinue, break off, take a break, take a breath

adjourn, desist, rest, hold back, wait, delay, hesitate, hang back, pull up, mark time, falter, waver

informal let up, take a breather

ANTONYMS

continue, proceed