Synonyms of rest in English

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verb

1‘he needed to rest and think’

SYNONYMS
relax, take a rest, ease off, ease up, let up, slow down, pause, have a break, take a break, unbend, repose, laze, idle, loaf, do nothing, take time off, slack off, unwind, recharge one's batteries, be at leisure, take it easy, sit back, sit down, stand down, lounge, luxuriate, loll, slump, flop, put one's feet up, lie down, go to bed, have a nap, take a nap, nap, catnap, doze, have a siesta, take a siesta, drowse, sleep
informal de-stress, take five, have a breather, take a breather, veg out, snooze, snatch forty winks, get some shut-eye
British informal kip, have a kip, get some kip
North American informal chill out, kick back, catch some Zs
literary slumber

2‘his hands rested on the small rucksack he carried’

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lie, be laid, recline, repose, be, be placed, be positioned
be supported by, be propped up by

3‘she rested her basket on the ground’

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support, prop, prop up, steady, balance, lean, lay, set, sit, stand, position, place, put

4‘the film script rests on an improbable premise’

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be based on, be grounded in, be founded on, depend on, be dependent on, rely on, hinge on, turn on, hang on, pivot on, be contingent on, revolve around, centre on

noun

1‘get some rest, or you won't be fit for tomorrow’

SYNONYMS
repose, relaxation, leisure, ease, inactivity, respite, time off, time out, breathing space
sleep
period of relaxation, period of repose, nap, doze, siesta
informal shut-eye, snooze, lie-down, forty winks
British informal kip
literary slumber

2‘I was in need of a short rest from work’

SYNONYMS
holiday, recess
break, breathing space, pause, interval, interlude, intermission
time off, time out
North American vacation
informal breather
North American informal vacay

3‘she took the poker from its rest’

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stand, base, holder, support, stay, prop, brace, rack, hook, frame, shelf, bracket, trestle, tripod, plinth, pedestal, foundation, bed, foot, substructure

4‘our landing was cushioned by the snow, and we came to rest 100 metres lower’

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a standstill, a halt, a stop
stationary

Synonyms of rest in English

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noun

1‘only the chairman has been elected—the rest are appointees’

SYNONYMS
remainder, residue, balance, remaining number, remaining part, remaining quantity, number left over, part left over, quantity left over, number that is left over, part that is left over, quantity that is left over, others, those left, remains, remnant, remnants, rump, surplus, difference, extra, excess, superfluity, overflow, overspill, additional material, additional people, additional things, extra material, extra people, extra things
technical residuum

verb

1‘you may rest assured that he is there’

SYNONYMS
remain, continue to be, stay, keep, persist in being, carry on being, go on being