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suspend

[ suh-spend ]SEE DEFINITION OF suspend
  • verbhang from above
  • verbdelay, hold off

Synonyms for suspend

  • append
  • attach
  • dangle
  • depend
  • sling
  • swing
  • wave
  • be pendent
  • hang down
  • hang up
  • hook up
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Antonyms for suspend

  • disjoin
  • take away
  • complete
  • continue
  • finish
  • go
  • persist
  • rise
  • sustain
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUSPEND

Suspend this affair inside your tent by means of cords or tapes.

Charles is said to have heard his plea, and to have sent an order to suspend sentence.

That is what is unknown to us, and obliges us to suspend our judgment on this question.

The longer I suspend the blow the heavier it will fall at last.

I understand their feelings, but beg them to suspend their judgment.

If you do not make her do what I have said, I will degrade and suspend you.

Dr. Munro will not suspend his judgment: the objects, he declares, are spurious.

Luckily he can suspend it against that wooden rest if he gets too tired.

The action of the stronger to suspend, Reason still use, to reason still attend.

You've got to agree with me that the inspectors will suspend you—revoke your license.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "to bar or exclude temporarily from some function or privilege, to cause to cease for a time," from Old French suspendre, from Latin suspendere "to hang, stop," from sub "up from under" (see sub-) + pendere "cause to hang, weigh" (see pendant). The literal sense of "to cause to hang by a support from above" is recorded from mid-15c. Suspenders is attested from 1810, American English. Suspended animation first recorded 1795.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SUSPEND

adjourn

verbstop a proceeding
  • curb
  • defer
  • delay
  • discontinue
  • hold off
  • hold over
  • hold up
  • postpone
  • prorogue
  • put off
  • recess
  • restrain
  • shelve
  • stay
  • suspend

brake off

verbend activity
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