Synonyms of rest in English:

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  • 1 he needed to rest
    relax, take a rest, ease up/off, let up, slow down, have/take a break, unbend, unwind, recharge one's batteries, be at leisure, take it easy, put one's feet up;
    lie down, go to bed, have/take a nap, catnap, doze, sleep
    informal take five, have/take a breather, catch forty winks, get some shut-eye, take a load off, chill (out), chillax, catch some Zs
  • 2 his hands rested on the rail
    lie, be laid, repose, be placed, be positioned, be supported by
  • 3 she rested her basket on the ground
    support, prop (up), lean, lay, set, stand, position, place, put
  • 4 the film script rests on an improbable premise
    be based on, depend on, be dependent on, rely on, hinge on, turn on, be contingent on, revolve around, center on
  • noun

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  • 1 get some rest
    repose, relaxation, leisure, respite, time off, breathing space, downtime;
    sleep, nap, power nap, doze
    informal shut-eye, snooze, lie-down, forty winks
  • 2 a short rest from work
    break, vacation, breathing space, interval, interlude, intermission, time off/out, holiday
    informal breather
  • 3 she took the poker from its rest
    stand, base, holder, support, rack, frame, shelf
  • 4 passengers queried why the train had come to rest several miles before the next station
    a standstill, a halt, a stop
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  • 1 the rest of the board members are appointees
    remainder, residue, balance, remaining part/number/quantity, others, those left, remains, remnant(s), surplus, excess
    technical residuum
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  • 1 you may rest assured that he is there
    remain, continue to be, stay, keep, carry on being
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