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Dismiss vs. Suspend

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Dismissverb

(transitive) To discharge; to end the employment or service of.

‘The company dismissed me after less than a year.’;

Suspendverb

To halt something temporarily.

‘The meeting was suspended for lunch.’;

Dismissverb

(transitive) To order to leave.

‘The soldiers were dismissed after the parade.’;

Suspendverb

To hold in an undetermined or undecided state.

‘to suspend one's judgement or one's disbelief’;

Dismissverb

(transitive) To dispel; to rid one's mind of.

‘He dismissed all thoughts of acting again.’;

Suspendverb

To discontinue or interrupt a function, task, position, or event.

‘to suspend a thread of execution in a computer program’;

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Dismissverb

(transitive) To reject; to refuse to accept.

‘The court dismissed the case.’;

Suspendverb

To hang freely; underhang.

‘to suspend a ball by a thread’;

Dismissverb

To send or put away.

‘She dismissed him with a wave of the hand.’;

Suspendverb

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

Dismissverb

To get a batsman out.

‘He was dismissed for 99 runs.’;

Suspendverb

(obsolete) To make to depend.

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Dismissverb

To give someone a red card; to send off.

Suspendverb

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’;

Dismissverb

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.’;

Suspendverb

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

Dismissverb

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

Suspendverb

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

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Dismissverb

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

Suspendverb

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

Dismissnoun

Dismission.

Suspendverb

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

Dismissverb

bar from attention or consideration;

‘She dismissed his advances’;

Suspendverb

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.’;

Dismissverb

cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration;

‘This case is dismissed!’;

Suspendverb

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

Dismissverb

stop associating with;

‘They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock’;

Suspendverb

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.’;

Dismissverb

terminate the employment of;

‘The boss fired his secretary today’; ‘The company terminated 25% of its workers’;

Suspendverb

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.

Dismissverb

end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave;

‘I was dismissed after I gave my report’;

Suspendverb

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

Dismissverb

declare void;

‘The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections’;

Suspendverb

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).

Dismissverb

order or allow to leave; send away

‘she dismissed the taxi at the corner of the road’;

Suspendverb

hang freely;

‘The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them’;

Dismissverb

remove from employment or office, typically on the grounds of unsatisfactory performance

‘the prime minister dismissed five members of his cabinet’;

Suspendverb

cause to be held in suspension in a fluid;

‘suspend the particles’;

Dismissverb

(of a group assembled under someone's authority) disperse

‘he told his company to dismiss’;

Suspendverb

bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.

Dismissverb

end the innings of (a batsman or a side)

‘Australia were dismissed for 118’;

Suspendverb

stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it;

‘Suspend the aid to the war-torn country’;

Dismissverb

treat as unworthy of serious consideration

‘it would be easy to dismiss him as all brawn and no brain’;

Suspendverb

make inoperative or stop;

‘suspend payments on the loan’;

Dismissverb

deliberately cease to think about

‘he suspected a double meaning in her words, but dismissed the thought’;

Suspendverb

as of a prison sentence

Dismissverb

refuse further hearing to (a case)

‘the judge dismissed the case for lack of evidence’;

Suspendverb

temporarily prevent from continuing or being in force or effect

‘work on the dam was suspended’;

Suspendverb

officially prohibit (someone) from holding their usual post or carrying out their usual role for a particular length of time

‘two officers were suspended from duty pending the outcome of the investigation’;

Suspendverb

defer or delay (an action, event, or judgement)

‘the judge suspended judgement until January 15’;

Suspendverb

(of a judge or court) cause (an imposed sentence) not to be enforced as long as no further offence is committed within a specified period

‘the sentence was suspended for six months’;

Suspendverb

hang (something) from somewhere

‘the light was suspended from the ceiling’;

Suspendverb

(of solid particles) be dispersed throughout the bulk of a fluid

‘the paste contains collagen suspended in a salt solution’;

Suspendverb

prolong (a note of a chord) into a following chord, usually so as to produce a temporary discord.

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