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1 freedom from activity or labor
  • the coming weekend will provide some much needed rest

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2 a natural periodic loss of consciousness during which the body restores itself
  • after a long day, I lay down on the couch for a little rest before dinner

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Synonyms & Antonyms of rest (Entry 2 of 3)

a remaining group or portion
  • can you hand me the rest of those papers?

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rest

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of rest (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to refrain from labor or exertion
  • a beach resort that caters to gung ho exercisers and athletes as well as vacationers who just want to rest

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2 to be in a state of sleep
  • the patient is currently resting, but as soon as he awakes, I'll tell him you called

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3 to find a basis
  • you're resting your argument on a faulty premise

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The first known use of rest was before the 12th century

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“Rest.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rest. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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