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English noun: reprieve

1. reprieve (state) a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort


Synonymsrespite


Broader (hypernym)ease, relief

2. reprieve (event) an interruption in the intensity or amount of something


Synonymsabatement, hiatus, respite, suspension


Broader (hypernym)break, interruption


Narrower (hyponym)defervescence, remission, remittal, subsidence

3. reprieve (communication) a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)


Broader (hypernym)warrant


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

4. reprieve (act) the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment


Synonymsrespite


Broader (hypernym)clemency, mercifulness, mercy


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


English verb: reprieve

1. reprieve (stative) postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution


Synonymsrespite


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)defer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table

2. reprieve (social) relieve temporarily


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)deliver, rescue









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