Thesaurus

suspend

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of suspend

  1. 1 to bring to a formal close for a period of time the judge suspended the hearing to give the district attorney more time to process evidence Synonyms of suspend prorogate, prorogue, recess, adjournWords Related to suspend 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, voidNear Antonyms of suspend inaugurate, launch, open; carry on, continue, draw out, extend, proceed, prolong; renew, reopen, resume; assemble, call, convene, convoke, muster, rally, summon

  2. 2 to place on an elevated point without support from below suspended a banner proclaiming the town's “Heritage Days” from the archway Synonyms of suspend dangle, sling, hang, swingWords Related to suspend hook, mount, pin, tack; drape, festoon, garland, string; extend (out), jut, project, stick out; overhang, protrude; cascade, depend, fall; balance, poise

Synonym Discussion of suspend

defer, postpone, suspend, stay mean to delay an action or proceeding. defer implies a deliberate putting off to a later time.
    • deferred buying a car until spring
postpone implies an intentional deferring usually to a definite time.
    • the game is postponed until Saturday
suspend implies temporary stoppage with an added suggestion of waiting until some condition is satisfied.
    • business will be suspended while repairs are under way
stay often suggests the stopping or checking by an intervening agency or authority.
    • the governor stayed the execution


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