Synonyms for Pause:

n.

flip off, create suspicion, disengage, flash, immobilize, confuse, cut, disable, cannibalize, create uncertainty, deactivate, flick, cause doubt. wobble, dither, master switch, console, Shilly-shally, knob, vacillate, release, lever, fast forward, dial, decide, stagger, control, panel. cessation (noun)
standstill, discontinuance, interruption, ending, hiatus, stoppage, cessation, closure, abandonment, termination.
ending (noun)
cessation.
inactivity (noun)
rest.
interruption (noun)
relief, interval, interlude, suspension, postponement, hitch.
layover (noun)
stopover.
pause (noun)
interruption, intermission, hesitate, suspension, intermit, break.
rest (noun)
breather.
stop (noun)
standstill.
time (noun)
interruption, intermission, break, suspension.
wait, delay (noun)
rest, standstill, halt, lull, interval, stand, discontinuance, freeze, stoppage, hitch, cessation, suspension, lapse, hiatus, stopover, interregnum, recess, interim, deadlock, hesitancy, stay, break, interruption, intermission, interlude.

v.

cease (verb)
suspend, break, desist, cease, quit, close, end, stay, halt, refrain, culminate, interrupt, discontinue, abandon, remit, stop, terminate.
ceases (verb)
suspend, break, desist, cease, quit, close, end, stay, halt, refrain, culminate, interrupt, discontinue, abandon, remit, stop, terminate.
hesitate (verb)
shrink, hesitate, recoil, falter, delay, wait, balk.
interrupt (verb)
reprieve, recess, snag, postpone, relieve.
rest (verb)
subside, fix, tranquilize, slumber, stagnate, stand, rest, sleep, calm, settle down, becalm, quiet, vegetate, mark time, settle, still.
stative (verb)
hesitate.
stop (verb)
freeze, hold.
wait, delay (verb)
interrupt, drop, hesitate, discontinue, desist, suspend, cease.

Other synonyms:

truce, give up, drop, master switch. cooling-off period, lull, fast forward, bide, vacillate. linger, tarry, lapse. stagger, dial, wobble, console, lever. abide, knob. panel. control, release. delay
hesitancy.
falter
Shilly-shally.
interval
interim, interregnum.
lay over
stopover.
standstill
deadlock.

Usage examples for pause

  1. There was a sort of pause – My Little Lady by Eleanor Frances Poynter
  2. After a pause he asked: " Have you ever read Reade's Singleheart and Doubleface?" – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath