Synonyms of wait in English:



  • 1 Jill waited while Jack fetched the water
    stay (put), remain, rest, stop, halt, pause; linger, loiter, dally
    informal stick around, hang out, hang around, kill time, waste time, kick one's heels, twiddle one's thumbs
    archaic tarry
  • 3 they were waiting for the kettle to boil
    await; anticipate, look forward, long, pine, yearn, expect, be ready
  • 4 the movie will have to wait
    be postponed, be delayed, be put off, be deferred
    informal be put on the back burner, be put on ice


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wait on

he waits on her as if he were a paid servant serveattend totend (to)cater for/tominister totake care oflook aftersee to

wait up

  • 1.1 she waited up for him every night
    stay awake, stay up, keep vigil
  • 2.1 hey, wait up!
    stop, slow down, hold on, wait for me

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