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Definition of Suspend


  1. To attach to something above; to hang; as, to suspend a ball by a thread; to suspend a needle by a loadstone.
  2. To make to depend; as, God hath suspended the promise of eternal life on the condition of obedience and holiness of life.
  3. To cause to cease for a time; to hinder from proceeding; to interrupt; to delay; to stay.
  4. To hold in an undetermined or undecided state; as, to suspend one's judgment or opinion.
  5. To debar, or cause to withdraw temporarily, from any privilege, from the execution of an office, from the enjoyment of income, etc.; as, to suspend a student from college; to suspend a member of a club.
  6. To cause to cease for a time from operation or effect; as, to suspend the habeas corpus act; to suspend the rules of a legislative body.
  7. To support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by stirring, to facilitate chemical action.
  8. 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).
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suspend in French is suspendez, suspendons, suspendent, suspends