Wait synonyms

wāt

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(Idiomatic) To wait, especially impatiently or restlessly.
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To await
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To be left
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(Intransitive) To abide, stay or wait somewhere, especially if longer than planned.
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To consider reasonably due.
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To enter in a list or table; tabulate.
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Anticipate is defined as to act in advance, usually as an effort to stay ahead of someone else.
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(Intransitive, often followed by on) To consider or contemplate for a period of time; to engage in analytical thinking or discussion.
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To advance gradually but steadily:
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The definition of await is you are expecting or ready for something.
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To attend at table
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Hesitate is defined as to pause before deciding, acting or speaking.
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(Law) To relinquish (a right etc.); to give up claim to; to forego.
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To cease or suspend the action of temporarily; stop for an interim:
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To wait upon as a servant etc.; to accompany to assist (someone). [from 15th c.]
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To cause to move or act more rapidly or too rapidly; drive, move, send, force, or carry with haste
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To postpone or delay needlessly.
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(Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
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(Idiomatic) to fulfil / fulfill or complete one's part of an agreement
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To await
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(--- Law) To violate a law or ordinance that prohibits persons from remaining in a given location without a clear purpose for an extended period of time, especially when behaving in a manner indicating a possible threat to persons or property in the vicinity.
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(Intransitive) To stay, remain, be situated.
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To keep up in a race or contest:
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To be able to go no further; come to an end
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The act or fact of going on or persisting:
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To look forward to confidently.
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To appear to be; seem
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To attend at table
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To be particularly attentive or solicitous; minister:
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To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
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To work as a waitress
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To be left
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To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.
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Social events and activities.
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(Idiomatic) To fulfill.
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(Idiomatic) To proceed; to begin.
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In an advanced position or a configuration registering a future time:
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Used to serve as part of a negative command or statement
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(Informal) To urinate or defecate:
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To look forward to confidently.
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To look forward to confidently.
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(Idiomatic) to rely upon, trust, or expect
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To be dependent on something or someone for support or help.
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To be left; remain.
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To move from one place to another:
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To send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign.
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To put on a shelf or shelves
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To hold in abeyance; defer:
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The definition of continue means to remain or go on.
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A thing to hold or hold on by
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time during which some action is awaited
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A delay, as a formal delay in a proceeding.
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(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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An interval of time between one event, process, or period and another.
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To wait until the specified event occurs.
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To await
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(Intransitive) To endure. to remain; to last. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
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To interchange caresses, especially of a sexual nature; to use fondling; to wanton; to sport (compare dalliance)
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(Intransitive) To lose or spend time doing nothing, or without being employed in business.
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To wait, especially for a suitable opportunity.
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(Figuratively) To stop making progress temporarily.
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To await
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To await
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To attack from a concealed position.
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(Intransitive) To conceal oneself; to remain hidden.
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(Idiomatic) To stay; to linger; to remain.
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To wait upon (someone) at table; to set food and drink in front of, to help (someone) to food, meals etc. [from 13th c.]
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To give or hand over; transfer
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To manage the activities and transactions of; run:
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To attend at table
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To put into a specific order or relation; dispose:
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To cause to be ready.
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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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Portion is defined as to divide into parts.
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To be left
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To set out or depart; go:
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To behave like or pose as; impersonate:
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To be left as still to be dealt with:
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To pay respectful or flattering attention to (a person) in order to get something
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To put off to a future time; postpone; delay
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A period of time spent waiting.
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To cause by some unexpected action to do or say something unintended
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(Idiomatic) to stay, linger or loiter
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To attend at table
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A minor railway station (usually unstaffed) in the United Kingdom.
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Synonym Study

  • Tarry and linger imply a staying on after the required or expected time for departure, linger esp. implying that this is deliberate, as from reluctance to leave we tarried in town two days, he lingered at his sweetheart's door
  • Abide , now somewhat archaic, implies a staying fixed for a relatively long period, as in a settled residence he came for a visit and has been abiding here since
  • Remain specifically suggests a staying behind while others go he alone remained at home
  • Stay , a more general term, implies a continuing in a specified place stay there until you hear from me
  • Wait suggests remaining in place in anticipation of something wait for me at the library
Find another word for wait. In this page you can discover 101 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for wait, like: cool-one-s-heels, pray for, stay-put, be on the agenda, watch for, tarry, expect, table, anticipate, linger and forge.