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Synonyms of recess in English:


  • 1 two recesses fitted with bookshelves
    alcove, bay, niche, nook, corner, hollow, oriel
  • 2 (recesses) the deepest recesses of the castle
    innermost parts/reaches, remote places, secret places, heart, depths, bowels
  • 3 the Christmas recess
    adjournment, break, interlude, interval, rest;
  • verb

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  • 1 let's recess for lunch
    adjourn, take a recess, stop, pause, break, take a break
    informaltake five, take a time out
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