Definition of Suspend

1. Verb. Hang freely. "The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them"

Generic synonyms: Hang, Hang Up
Specialized synonyms: Dangle
Derivative terms: Suspender, Suspension



2. Verb. Cause to be held in suspension in a fluid. "They suspend the lights from the ceiling"; "Suspend the particles"
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Resuspend
Derivative terms: Suspension, Suspension

3. Verb. Bar temporarily; from school, office, etc..
Exact synonyms: Debar
Entails: Penalise, Penalize, Punish
Generic synonyms: Expel, Kick Out, Throw Out
Specialized synonyms: Rusticate, Send Down
Derivative terms: Debarment, Suspension

4. Verb. Stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it. "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"
Exact synonyms: Freeze
Generic synonyms: Break, Interrupt
Derivative terms: Freeze, Suspension, Suspension, Suspension

5. Verb. Make inoperative or stop. "Suspend payments on the loan"
Exact synonyms: Set Aside
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

6. Verb. Render temporarily ineffective. "The prison sentence was suspended"

Definition of Suspend

1. v. t. To attach to something above; to hang; as, to suspend a ball by a thread; to suspend a needle by a loadstone.

2. v. i. To cease from operation or activity; esp., to stop payment, or be unable to meet obligations or engagements (said of a commercial firm or a bank).

Definition of Suspend

1. Verb. To halt something temporarily ¹

2. Verb. To hang freely; underhang ¹

3. Verb. To discontinue or interrupt a function, task, position, or event. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suspend

1. to cause to stop for a period [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suspend

suspect
suspectable
suspected
suspecter
suspecters
suspectful
suspecting
suspection
suspective
suspectless
suspector
suspectors
suspects
suspence
suspences
suspend (current term)
suspend one's disbelief
suspended
suspended animation
suspended cymbal
suspended cymbals
suspendee
suspendees
suspender
suspender belt
suspendered
suspenders
suspending
suspends
suspens

Literary usage of Suspend

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin by University of Wisconsin (1908)
"591 and from the corresponding "And be it further enacted, That it is, and shall be lawful for the President ... to suspend . ..."

2. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1921)
"Mr. Boylan gave notice that at some future time he will move to suspend Senate Rules numbered 1, 4, 8, 11, 14, 16, 18, 22, 30, and 43, for the purpose of ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"The act expressly provides that, if a commissioner becomes disqualified to hold the office, the Governor "must" suspend him. In case of disqualification, ..."

4. How Our Laws Are Made: Bicentennial Edition 1789-1989 by Edward F. Willett (1995)
"Two of those methods, a motion to discharge a committee and a motion to suspend the rules, are discussed below. MOTION TO DISCHARGE COMMITTEE A Member may ..."

5. The Works of John Locke, in Nine Volumes by John Locke (1824)
"In other less clear cases, I think, it is in man's power to suspend his assent ... When to suspend it. the agreement of any two ideas appears to our minds, ..."

6. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"War and other exceptional disabilities which suspend the statute. An exception to the rule that supervening disability will not suspend the running of the ..."

7. How Our Laws Are Made by Charles W. Johnson (1999)
"MOTION TO suspend THE RULES On Monday and Tuesday of each week and during the last six days of a session, the Speaker may entertain a motion to suspend the ..."

8. Freedom of Mind in Willing: Or, Every Being that Wills a Creative First Cause by Rowland Gibson Hazard (1865)
"The liberty of the mind in directing all its actions might thus still be maintained tinder the hypothesis, that to suspend action generally, required an act ..."

9. Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin by University of Wisconsin (1908)
"591 and from the corresponding "And be it further enacted, That it is, and shall be lawful for the President ... to suspend . ..."

10. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1921)
"Mr. Boylan gave notice that at some future time he will move to suspend Senate Rules numbered 1, 4, 8, 11, 14, 16, 18, 22, 30, and 43, for the purpose of ..."

11. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"The act expressly provides that, if a commissioner becomes disqualified to hold the office, the Governor "must" suspend him. In case of disqualification, ..."

12. How Our Laws Are Made: Bicentennial Edition 1789-1989 by Edward F. Willett (1995)
"Two of those methods, a motion to discharge a committee and a motion to suspend the rules, are discussed below. MOTION TO DISCHARGE COMMITTEE A Member may ..."

13. The Works of John Locke, in Nine Volumes by John Locke (1824)
"In other less clear cases, I think, it is in man's power to suspend his assent ... When to suspend it. the agreement of any two ideas appears to our minds, ..."

14. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"War and other exceptional disabilities which suspend the statute. An exception to the rule that supervening disability will not suspend the running of the ..."

15. How Our Laws Are Made by Charles W. Johnson (1999)
"MOTION TO suspend THE RULES On Monday and Tuesday of each week and during the last six days of a session, the Speaker may entertain a motion to suspend the ..."

16. Freedom of Mind in Willing: Or, Every Being that Wills a Creative First Cause by Rowland Gibson Hazard (1865)
"The liberty of the mind in directing all its actions might thus still be maintained tinder the hypothesis, that to suspend action generally, required an act ..."

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