Wait synonyms and antonyms

wāt

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To await
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(Idiomatic) To wait, especially impatiently or restlessly.
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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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The definition of await is you are expecting or ready for something.
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To enter in a list or table; tabulate.
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(Law) To relinquish (a right etc.); to give up claim to; to forego.
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(Idiomatic) to fulfil / fulfill or complete one's part of an agreement
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To keep up in a race or contest:
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To look forward to confidently.
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(Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
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A minor railway station (usually unstaffed) in the United Kingdom.
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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 await
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Hesitate is defined as to pause before deciding, acting or speaking.
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To advance gradually but steadily:
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To await
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To attend at table
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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 be left as still to be dealt with:
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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 be able to go no further; come to an end
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To postpone or delay needlessly.
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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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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 send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign.
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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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To cease or suspend the action of temporarily; stop for an interim:
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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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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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To be left
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To behave like or pose as; impersonate:
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The act or fact of going on or persisting:
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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 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 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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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 pay respectful or flattering attention to (a person) in order to get something
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To move from one place to another:
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To put off to a future time; postpone; delay
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To put on a shelf or shelves
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The period of time during which one is delayed.
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(Informal) To suppose; presume; guess
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To stay for a time, esp. longer than originally intended; remain temporarily
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To appear to be; seem
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To attend at table
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The definition of anticipate is to think and/or talk ahead about what may happen, and either take action beforehand to handle the situation or be ready to respond when the time occurs.
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To wait upon as a servant etc.; to accompany to assist (someone). [from 15th c.]
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To attend at table
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To be particularly attentive or solicitous; minister:
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To work as a waitress
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To be left
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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
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