Synonyms of reprieve in English:

reprieve


See definition of reprieve

verb

1‘she was sentenced to death, but was reprieved’

SYNONYMS

grant a stay of execution to, cancel someone's punishment, commute someone's punishment, postpone someone's punishment, remit someone's punishment

pardon, spare, acquit, grant an amnesty to, amnesty

informal let off, let off the hook

archaic respite

ANTONYMS

charge, punish

2‘the accident and emergency unit has also been reprieved’

SYNONYMS

save, rescue, grant a stay of execution to, give a respite to

informal take off the hit list


noun

1‘he was saved by a last-minute reprieve’

SYNONYMS

stay of execution, cancellation of punishment, postponement of punishment, remission, suspension of punishment, respite

pardon, amnesty, acquittal

North American continuance

informal let-off