(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. hang, dangle; defer, postpone, stave off; adjourn, recess, intermit, prorogue, interrupt; debar, exclude. See lateness, discontinuance, latency, pendency.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To debar]
Syn. reject, exclude, omit; see bar 2 , eject 1 , refuse .
2. [To cease temporarily]
Syn. postpone, defer, put off, discontinue, adjourn, interrupt, shelve, pigeonhole, table, put aside, set aside, hold off, delay, procrastinate, waive, take a break, recess, prorogue, dissolve, break off, cease, halt, check, stay, stave off, intermit, lay over, keep pending, hold in abeyance, keep in abeyance, put on hold, put on the back burner, put on ice, put on the shelf, back-burner*.
Ant. continue*, carry on, expedite.
3. [To hang]
Syn. dangle, swing, wave; see hang 2 .
4. [To cause to hang]
Syn. hang up, swing, hook up; see hang 1 .
See Synonym Study at exclude . Syn.- suspend denotes the breaking off of proceedings, privileges, etc. for a time, sometimes for such an indefinite time as to suggest cancellation [ to suspend train service, to suspend a sentence ] ; postpone implies the intentional delaying of an action or event until a later time; adjourn is applied to the action of a deliberative body in bringing a session to a close, with the intention of resuming at a later time; prorogue applies esp. to the formal dismissal of the British Parliament by the crown, subject to reassembly; to dissolve an assembly is to terminate it as constituted, so that an election must be held to reconstitute it
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. debar exclude, dismiss, throw out, expel, evict, ban, blackball, shut out.
2. stop temporarily postpone, delay, defer, *put on the back burner, hold off, *put on hold, put off, discontinue.
3. hang dangle, sling, swing, pend.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To stop suddenly, as a conversation, activity, or relationship: break off, cease, discontinue, interrupt, terminate. See CONTINUE. 2. To put off until a later time: adjourn, defer1, delay, hold off, hold up, postpone, remit, shelve, stay1, table, waive. Informal: wait. Idiom: put on ice. See DO. 3. To fasten or be fastened at one point with no support from below: dangle, depend, hang, sling, swing. See HANG.

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