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reprieve

reprieve

reprieve - Dictionary definition and meaning for word reprieve

Definition
(noun) a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
Synonyms : respite

Definition
(noun) an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
Synonyms : abatement , hiatus , respite , suspension

Definition
(noun) a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)
Definition
(noun) the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
Synonyms : respite

Definition
(verb) postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
Synonyms : respite

Definition
(verb) relieve temporarily
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for reprieve

sounds like relieve and means the same
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by 1.6k

reprieve rhymes with deprive, when you are deprived of energy you will take a break
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by anshulnirvana

re+pri(fri)+eve-on d eve of gud FRIday punishment to all d prisoners are postponed or cancelled
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by satheish

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by 1.6k

uh oh my mnemonic temporarily stayed here and left!!
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by lord_slayer

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