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Another word for suspend

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Verb
  1. To stop suddenly, as a conversation, activity, or relationship

  2. To put off until a later time

      1. To remain or rest in expectation:
      2. To stay in one place until another catches up:
      3. To remain or be in readiness:
      1. To give up (a claim or right, for example) voluntarily; relinquish.
      2. To refrain from insisting on or enforcing (a rule, penalty, or requirement, for example); dispense with:
      3. To refrain from engaging in, sometimes temporarily; cancel or postpone:
      1. An article of furniture supported by one or more vertical legs and having a flat horizontal surface:
      2. The objects laid out for a meal on this article of furniture.
      3. The food and drink served at meals; fare:
      1. To continue to be in a place or condition:
      2. To remain or sojourn as a guest or lodger:
      3. To linger or wait in order to do or experience something:
      1. To place or arrange on a shelf:
      2. To put aside as though on a shelf:
      3. To cause to retire from service; dismiss:
      1. To transmit (money) in payment.
      2. To refrain from exacting (a tax or penalty, for example); cancel.
      3. To pardon; forgive:
      1. To cause or arrange for (an event) to take place at a time later than the time at which it was originally supposed to happen.
      2. To postpose.
      1. (idiomatic) To wait or delay.
      2. To support or lift.
      3. (idiomatic) To withstand; to stand up to; to survive.
      1. (idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
      2. (idiomatic) To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
      3. (idiomatic, intransitive) To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).
      1. To postpone until a later time; defer.
      2. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
      3. To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
      1. To put off; postpone.
      2. To postpone the induction of (one eligible for the military draft).
      1. To suspend until a later stated time.
      2. To suspend proceedings to another time or place.
      3. To move from one place to another:
  3. To fasten or be fastened at one point with no support from below

      1. To move back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above.
      2. To hit at something with a sweeping motion of the arm:
      3. To move laterally or in a curve:
      1. A weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a stone is whirled and then let fly.
      2. A slingshot.
      3. A band suspended from the neck to support an injured arm or hand.
      1. To fasten from above with no support from below; suspend:
      2. To suspend or fasten so as to allow free movement at or about the point of suspension:
      3. To execute by hanging:
      1. To rely, especially for support or maintenance:
      2. To place trust or confidence:
      3. To be determined, influenced, or contingent:
      1. To hang loosely and swing or sway to and fro:
      2. To cause to hang loosely or swing:
      3. To offer as an inducement or an enticement:

Another word for suspend

Verb
  1. To debar

      1. To fail to include or mention; leave out:
      2. To fail or neglect to do (something):
      3. To fail or neglect (to do something):
      1. To prevent from entering; keep out; bar:
      2. To prevent from being included, considered, or accepted; reject:
      3. To put out; expel.
      1. To refuse to accept, submit to, believe, or make use of:
      2. To refuse to consider or grant; deny:
      3. To turn down (an applicant, as for a job); refuse to accept.
  2. To cease temporarily

  3. To hang

      1. To move freely back and forth or up and down in the air, as branches in the wind.
      2. To make a signal with an up-and-down or back-and-forth movement of the hand or an object held in the hand:
      3. To have an undulating or wavy form; curve or curl:
      1. To move back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above.
      2. To hit at something with a sweeping motion of the arm:
      3. To move laterally or in a curve:
      1. To hang loosely and swing or sway to and fro:
      2. To cause to hang loosely or swing:
      3. To offer as an inducement or an enticement:
  4. To cause to hang

Synonym Study

  • To dissolve an assembly is to terminate it as constituted, so that an election must be held to reconstitute it
  • Prorogue applies esp. to the formal dismissal of the British Parliament by the crown, subject to reassembly
  • Adjourn is applied to the action of a deliberative body in bringing a session to a close, with the intention of resuming at a later time
  • Postpone implies the intentional delaying of an action or event until a later time
  • Suspend denotes the breaking off of proceedings, privileges, etc. for a time, sometimes for such an indefinite time as to suggest cancellation to suspend train service, to suspend a sentence