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Dismiss vs. Suspend — What's the Difference?

Dismiss vs. Suspend — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Dismiss and Suspend

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Dismiss

Order or allow to leave; send away
She dismissed the taxi at the corner of the road
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

Temporarily prevent from continuing or being in force or effect
Work on the dam was suspended
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

Treat as unworthy of serious consideration
It would be easy to dismiss him as all brawn and no brain
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

Hang (something) from somewhere
The light was suspended from the ceiling
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

To end the employment or service of; discharge.
Dec 01, 2021
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Suspend

(of solid particles) be dispersed throughout the bulk of a fluid
The paste contains collagen suspended in a salt solution
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

To direct or allow to leave
Dismissed troops after the inspection.
Dismissed the student after reprimanding him.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

Prolong (a note of a chord) into a following chord, usually so as to produce a temporary discord.
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

To stop considering; rid one's mind of; dispel
Dismissed all thoughts of running for office.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

To bar for a period from a privilege, office, or position, usually as a punishment
Suspend a student from school.
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

To refuse to accept or recognize; reject
Dismissed the claim as highly improbable.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

To cause to stop for a period; interrupt
Suspended the trial.
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

(Law) To adjudicate (a cause of action) as insufficient to proceed further in court because of some deficiency in law or fact.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

To halt something temporarily.
The meeting was suspended for lunch.
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

To eject (a player or coach) for the remainder of a game.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

To hold in an undetermined or undecided state.
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

To put out (a batter) in cricket.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

To discontinue or interrupt a function, task, position, or event.
To suspend a thread of execution in a computer program
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

(transitive) To discharge; to end the employment or service of.
The company dismissed me after less than a year.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

To hang freely; underhang.
To suspend a ball by a thread
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

(transitive) To order to leave.
The soldiers were dismissed after the parade.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

To bring a solid substance, usually in powder form, into suspension in a liquid.
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

(transitive) To dispel; to rid one’s mind of.
He dismissed all thoughts of acting again.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

(obsolete) To make to depend.
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

(transitive) To reject; to refuse to accept.
The court dismissed the case.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

To debar, or cause to withdraw temporarily, from any privilege, from the execution of an office, from the enjoyment of income, etc.
To suspend a student from college; to suspend a member of a club
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

(transitive) To invalidate; to treat as unworthy of serious consideration.
By telling the victim to "get over it", the listener dismissed the victim's feelings.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

(chemistry) To support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by stirring, to facilitate chemical action.
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

(transitive) To send or put away, to discard with disregard, contempt or disdain. (sometimes followed by as).
She dismissed him with a wave of the hand.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

To remove the value of an unused coupon from an air ticket, typically so as to allow continuation of the next sectors' travel.
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

To get a batsman out.
He was dismissed for 99 runs.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

To attach to something above; to hang; as, to suspend a ball by a thread; to suspend a needle by a loadstone.
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

To give someone a red card; to send off.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

To make to depend; as, God hath suspended the promise of eternal life on the condition of obedience and holiness of life.
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away.
He dismissed the assembly.
Dismiss their cares when they dismiss their flock.
Though he soon dismissed himself from state affairs.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

To cause to cease for a time; to hinder from proceeding; to interrupt; to delay; to stay.
Suspend your indignation against my brother.
The guard nor fights nor fies; their fate so nearAt once suspends their courage and their fear.
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

To hold in an undetermined or undecided state; as, to suspend one's judgment or opinion.
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

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.
Good men should not be suspended from the exercise of their ministry and deprived of their livelihood for ceremonies which are on all hands acknowledged indifferent.
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

Dismission.
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

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.
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

Bar from attention or consideration;
She dismissed his advances
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

To support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by stirring, to facilitate chemical action.
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

Cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration;
This case is dismissed!
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

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).
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

Stop associating with;
They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

Hang freely;
The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

Terminate the employment of;
The boss fired his secretary today
The company terminated 25% of its workers
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

Cause to be held in suspension in a fluid;
Suspend the particles
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

End one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave;
I was dismissed after I gave my report
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

Bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
Dec 01, 2021

Dismiss

Declare void;
The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

Stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it;
Suspend the aid to the war-torn country
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

Make inoperative or stop;
Suspend payments on the loan
Dec 01, 2021

Suspend

As of a prison sentence
Dec 01, 2021

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