Synonyms of rest in English:

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  • 1 he needed to rest and think
    relax, take a rest, ease up/off, let up, slow down, pause, have/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/take a nap, nap, catnap, doze, have/take a siesta, drowse, sleep
    informal de-stress, take five, have/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
    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
    support, prop (up), steady, balance, lean, lay, set, sit, stand, position, place, put
  • 4 the film script rests on an improbable premise
    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
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  • 1 get some rest, or you won't be fit for tomorrow Robbie was ready for a rest and some food
    repose, relaxation, leisure, ease, inactivity, respite, time off, time out, breathing space;
    period of relaxation, period of repose, nap, doze, siesta
    British informal kip
    literary slumber
  • 2 I was in need of a short rest from work
    North American  vacation
    informal breather
    North American informal vacay
  • 3 she took the poker from its rest
    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
    a standstill, a halt, a stop;
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    rest 2


  • only the chairman has been elected—the rest are appointees
    remainder, residue, balance, remaining part/number/quantity, part/number/quantity (that is) left over, others, those left, remains, remnant, remnants, rump, surplus, difference, extra, excess, superfluity, overflow, overspill, additional people/material/things, extra people/material/things
    technical residuum
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  • you may rest assured that he is there
    remain, continue to be, stay, keep, persist in being, carry on being, go on being
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