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Synonyms for wait

stand by

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be postponed

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  • be postponed
  • be suspended
  • be delayed
  • be put off
  • be put back
  • be deferred
  • be put on hold
  • be shelved
  • be tabled
  • be held over
  • be put on ice
  • be put on the back burner
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wait around

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wait for or on something or someone

wait on or upon someone

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wait up

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Synonyms for wait

to continue to be in a place

to stop temporarily and remain, as if reluctant to leave

wait on: to work and care for

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wait on: to place food before (someone)

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an act or the time of waiting

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the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)

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wait before acting

look forward to the probable occurrence of

serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant

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Generally, patient wait times are measured from receipt of referral by a hospital, to the start of treatment.
Wait claimed he never dug up any ground on Burris' property, and all the work was preapproved by the subdivision's Property Owners Association.
The measure of wait evaluation was taken from Hui and Zhou (1996).
To wait in this manner is to live radically attuned to a will and a purpose other than our own; it is to relinquish control over the future in order to let God set the parameters and plot the course.
We eventually reach the hospital only to be told that the specialist hadn't time to wait but we will be seen by someone else if only we would wait.
3 : to remain not done or dealt with <The chore can wait.
The Dallas-based MSPA said its study also showed Bristol Farms has a "return ratio" of 100 percent, indicating the high likelihood that respondents would return to the location, based only on wait time.
I would rather see a patient and say, `This is no problem; you'll be fine,' rather than have the conversation, `Why did you wait so long?
Students wait for report cards, high school seniors for acceptance (or rejection) letters.
How long should I wait to date the guy who dated my friend?
According to annual surveys of Canadian physicians, the median wait for treatment after a referral from a general practitioner jumped by 90 percent between 1993 and 2003--from 9.
NEW ORLEANS -- More time spent with the physician was associated with increased patient satisfaction in a recent study--particularly when wait times were long, Jennifer Lessig reported at the southern regional meeting of the American Federation for Medical Research.
Participants responded to a four-item survey addressing waiting room and examination room wait times, overall satisfaction with wait time, and time spent with the physician, said Ms.
Survey results: Waiting periods ranged from 1 to 12 months; 58% required employees to wait 12 months.
A run chart is a graph plotting the average wait time on the y axis and the day of the month on the x axis.