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Synonyms for suspend

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suspend(verb)

    hang freely

    "The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them"

    set aside, debar, freeze

  2. suspend(verb)

    cause to be held in suspension in a fluid

    "suspend the particles"

    set aside, debar, freeze

  3. suspend, debar(verb)

    bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.

    deflect, head off, bar, obviate, forfend, forefend, avoid, stave off, fend off, freeze, set aside, debar, exclude, ward off, avert

  4. freeze, suspend(verb)

    stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it

    "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"

    block, stop dead, immobilize, set aside, freeze, freeze down, debar, freeze out, immobilise

  5. suspend, set aside(verb)

    make inoperative or stop

    "suspend payments on the loan"

    allow, appropriate, reserve, freeze, set aside, debar, earmark

  6. suspend(verb)

    render temporarily ineffective

    "the prison sentence was suspended"

    set aside, debar, freeze


  1. suspend(verb)


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. suspend

    attach, hang, rest, interrupt, delay, intermit, stop, discontinue

    detach, drop, remove, continue, expedite, protract, prolong

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. suspend(v. a.)

    hang, SLING UP

  2. suspend(v. a.)

    make to depend

  3. suspend(v. a.)

    interrupt, intermit, stay, stop, discontinue, arrest, leave off, give over, break off

  4. suspend(v. a.)

    defer, delay, postpone, withhold, lay over, stave off

  5. suspend(v. a.)

    debar (as from an office) temporarily

  6. suspend(v. n.)

    stop payment, become bankrupt, go into bankruptcy

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How to use suspend in a sentence?

  1. Congressman Collins:

    After extensive discussions with my family and friends over the last few days, I have decided that it is in the best interests of the constituents of NY-27, the Republican Party and President Trump's agenda for me to suspend my campaign for re-election to Congress.

  2. Ernest Hemingway:

    Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. Learning to suspend your imagination and live completely in the very second of the present with no before and no after is the greatest gift a soldier can acquire.

  3. Deputy Information Minister Isaac Jackson:

    The President has directed the Minister of Justice to suspend the curfew for today, Dec. 31, to allow religious leaders, churches and other religious groups to allow the watch night services, traditional in Liberian society.

  4. Donald Trump:

    The matter of this country refusing to take back their deported citizens came before Hillary Clinton’s( State Department) desk, but she failed to take forceful action and ignored the federal law requiring her to suspend visas to countries that don’t take back their citizens.

  5. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence:

    I am very supportive of Donald Trump’s call to temporarily suspend immigration from countries where terrorists represent a threat to the United States.

Translations for suspend

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  • pozastavitCzech
  • aufheben, aufhängen, aufschieben, suspendieren, aussetzenGerman
  • αναστέλλωGreek
  • suspenderSpanish
  • pysäyttää, roikkua, lakkauttaa, keskeyttää, riippua, ripustaaFinnish
  • suspendre, mettre en suspensionFrench
  • croch, cuir à dreuchdScottish Gaelic
  • השעהHebrew
  • felfüggesztHungarian
  • suspensar, suspendarIdo
  • sospendere, appendereItalian
  • 停止, 下げる, 吊らす, 保留, ぶら下げるJapanese
  • whakairiMāori
  • schorsen, afbreken, onderbreken, afgelasten, ophangen, stopzetten, suspenderenDutch
  • henge, suspendere, avbryteNorwegian
  • amâna, agăța, suspenda, atârna, întrerupeRomanian
  • прекратить, приостановить, прекращать, подвешивать, приостанавливать, подвеситьRussian
  • askiya almakTurkish
  • 暂停Chinese

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