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Respite

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Noun

1. reprieve, respite

a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

2. break, recess, respite, time out

a pause from doing something (as work)

Example Sentences:
'we took a 10-minute break'
'he took time out to recuperate'

3. abatement, hiatus, reprieve, respite, suspension

an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

4. relief, respite, rest, rest period

a pause for relaxation

Example Sentences:
'people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests'

5. reprieve, respite

the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment

Verb

6. reprieve, respite

postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Respite

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noun
1. 
a pause from exertion; interval of rest
2. 
a temporary delay
3. 
a temporary stay of execution; reprieve
verb
4. (transitive)
to grant a respite to; reprieve

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Respite

see synonyms of respite
noun
1. 
a delay or postponement; esp., postponement of the carrying out of a death sentence; reprieve
2. 
an interval of temporary relief or rest, as from pain, work, duty, etc.; lull
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈrespited or ˈrespiting
3. 
to give a respite to

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Respite

see synonyms of respite
n.
1. A usually short period of rest or relief. See Synonyms at pause.
2. Law
a. Temporary suspension of the execution of a sentence.
b. Forbearance or delay, as granted in the payment of a debt.
tr.v. res·pit·ed, res·pit·ing, res·pites
1. To delay (a legal sentence, for example); postpone.
2. To grant a respite to (someone).
adj.
Relating to or being a respite: respite care.

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