What is the
difference between Rest and Wrest?
What is the difference between Rest and Wrest? :
Rest : (verb)
( 1 ) Be still or asleep
Stop moving or working
Lie down and rest for an hour after lunch.
( 2 ) (Of a look) be directed steadily at something / someone
His eyes rested on her face.
( 3 ) (Of a subject under discussion) be left without further investigation or pursuit
The matter can not rest there. I demand an apology.
( 4 ) Be buried
May He rest in peace?
REST : (noun)
( 1 ) Period of sleep or inactivity as a way of regaining strength
Take a rest from all your hard work.
Sunday is a day of rest.
( 2 ) The remaining part
The remainder of some amount
Take what you want and throw the rest away.
( 3 ) The remaining individuals or members or the others
While we play tennis, what will the rest of you do?
He spends the rest of his life in prison.
The rest of us were allowed to go home.
Wrest : (verb)
( 1 ) Take something away from someone violently
I wrested the gun from his grasp.
Wrest the knife from her.
( 2 ) Obtain something from someone / something by a hard struggle
The police wrested a confession from the accused.
They are trying to wrest control of the firm from me.
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