Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb suspend

6 senses of suspend

Sense 1
suspend -- (hang freely; "The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them")
       => hang, hang up -- (cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the wall")

Sense 2
suspend -- (cause to be held in suspension in a fluid; "suspend the particles")
       => change, alter, modify -- (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")

Sense 3
suspend, debar -- (bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.)
       => expel, throw out, kick out -- (force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country")

Sense 4
freeze, suspend -- (stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it; "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country")
       => interrupt, break -- (terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty")

Sense 5
suspend, set aside -- (make inoperative or stop; "suspend payments on the loan")
       => change, alter, modify -- (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")

Sense 6
suspend -- (render temporarily ineffective; "the prison sentence was suspended")
       => postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off -- (hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam")

2020, Cloud WordNet Browser