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Definition 1: stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it - [verb of change]

Samples where suspend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Suspend the aid to the war-torn country

Synonyms for suspend in the sense of this definition

(suspend is a kind of ...) terminate

"She interrupted her pregnancy" "break a lucky streak" "break the cycle of poverty"

Definition 2: cause to be held in suspension in a fluid - [verb of change]

Samples where suspend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • suspend the particles

(suspend is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of suspend ) put back into suspension

"resuspend particles"

(suspend belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 3: make inoperative or stop - [verb of change]

Samples where suspend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • suspend payments on the loan

Synonyms for suspend in the sense of this definition

(suspend is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 4: hang freely - [verb of contact]

Samples where suspend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(suspend is a kind of ...) cause to be hanging or suspended

"Hang that picture on the wall"

(... is a kind of suspend ) cause to dangle or hang freely

"He dangled the ornaments from the Christmas tree"

Synonyms for suspend in the sense of this definition

(suspend is a kind of ...) force to leave or move out

"He was expelled from his native country"

(... is a kind of suspend ) suspend temporarily from college or university, in England

(suspend implies ...) impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on

"The students were penalized for showing up late for class" "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"

Definition 6: render temporarily ineffective - [verb of stative]

Samples where suspend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the prison sentence was suspended

(suspend is a kind of ...) hold back to a later time

"let's postpone the exam"

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