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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
suspend (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to debar temporarily especially from a privilege, office, or function - suspend a student from school
2.
a) to cause to stop temporarily - suspend bus service
b) to set aside or make temporarily inoperative - suspend the rules
3.
to defer to a later time on specified conditions - suspend sentence
4.
to hold in an undetermined or undecided state awaiting further information - suspend judgment suspend disbelief
5.
a) - hang , especially to hang so as to be free on all sides except at the point of support - suspend a ball by a thread
b) to keep from falling or sinking by some invisible support (as buoyancy) - dust suspended in the air
c) to put or hold in - suspension suspended sediment
6.
a) to keep fixed or lost (as in wonder or contemplation)
b) to keep waiting in or indecision - suspense
7.
intransitive verb
to hold (a musical note) over into the following chord
1.
to cease operation temporarily
2.
to stop payment or fail to meet obligations
3.
- hang defer
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
suspend (verb)
1.
to bring to a formal close for a period of time
SYNONIMS:
prorogate, prorogue, recess, suspend
RELATED WORDS:
break off, disband, discontinue, disperse, intermit, interrupt; defer, hold off, postpone, put off, reserve, shelve, table; dissolve, end, halt, stop, terminate; break up, close, conclude, wind up, wrap up; abort, call, call off, drop, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke; abrogate, annul, invalidate, negate, nullify, quash, void
NEAR ANTONYMS:
inaugurate, launch, open; carry on, continue, draw out, extend, proceed, prolong; renew, reopen, resume; assemble, call, convene, convoke, muster, rally, summon
suspend (verb)
2.
to place on an elevated point without support from below
SYNONIMS:
dangle, sling, suspend, swing
RELATED WORDS:
hook, mount, pin, tack; drape, festoon, garland, string; extend (out), jut, project, stick out; overhang, protrude; cascade, depend, fall; balance, poise
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