Synonyms & Antonyms : Delay





Delay



( Verb )


I was
delayed by traffic.

Synonyms:

Hold

Keep

Detain

Retard

Contextual Examples:

The congress
held its annual session recently.

The police are
keeping strict vigilance on the activities of the extremists.

The alleged was
detained in police custody until the rise of the court.

The population growth is responsible for
retarding economic growth.



Antonyms:

Quicken

Speed

Send

Accelerate

Advance

Expedite

Rush

Hasten

Hurry

Further

Contextual Examples:

He
accelerated away from the traffic light.

The climbs have
advanced two miles from the base camp.

I have some news for you – good news,
I hasten to add.

He picked up his bag and
hurried along the platform.

She made a
rush for the door.

Deepak
sped downstairs and flung open the door.




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