rest verb definition in Recovering from illness topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

rest

 verb: Recovering from illness topic
[intransitive, transitive] to relax, sleep or do nothing after a period of activity or illness; to not use a part of your body for some time The doctor told me to rest. I can rest easy (= stop worrying) knowing that she's safely home. (figurative) He won't rest (= will never be satisfied) until he finds her. rest something Rest your eyes every half an hour.