A "pause" requests asks your opponent that the game you are playing be paused - though not adjourned. An accepted pause request has the effect of rolling back the clocks to the time of the last move. If your opponent has given you a pause request, using the pause command (or accept) will accept the pause request. You may decline a pause request by using the decline command. To unpause a game use "unpause".
See also: accept, decline, pending, unpause