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Suspend vs. Terminate

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Suspendverb

To halt something temporarily.

‘The meeting was suspended for lunch.’;

Terminateverb

To end, especially in an incomplete state.

‘to terminate a surface by a line’; ‘to terminate an effort, or a controversy’;

Suspendverb

To hold in an undetermined or undecided state.

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

Terminateverb

To set or be a limit or boundary to.

Suspendverb

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

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

Terminateverb

To kill.

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Suspendverb

To hang freely; underhang.

‘to suspend a ball by a thread’;

Terminateverb

To end the employment contract of an employee; to fire, lay off.

Suspendverb

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

Terminateadjective

Terminated; limited; bounded; ended.

Suspendverb

(obsolete) To make to depend.

Terminateadjective

Having a definite and clear limit or boundary; having a determinate size, shape or magnitude.

‘Mountains on the Moon cast shadows that are very dark, terminate and more distinct than those cast by mountains on the Earth.’;

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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’;

Terminateadjective

(mathematics) Expressible in a finite number of terms; (of a decimal) not recurring or infinite.

‘One third is a recurring decimal, but one half is a terminate decimal.’;

Suspendverb

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

Terminateverb

To set a term or limit to; to form the extreme point or side of; to bound; to limit; as, to terminate a surface by a line.

Suspendverb

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

Terminateverb

To put an end to; to make to cease; as, to terminate an effort, or a controversy.

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Suspendverb

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

Terminateverb

Hence, to put the finishing touch to; to bring to completion; to perfect.

‘During this interval of calm and prosperity, he [Michael Angelo] terminated two figures of slaves, destined for the tomb, in an incomparable style of art.’;

Suspendverb

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

Terminateverb

To be limited in space by a point, line, or surface; to stop short; to end; to cease; as, the torrid zone terminates at the tropics.

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.’;

Terminateverb

To come to a limit in time; to end; to close.

‘The wisdom of this world, its designs and efficacy, terminate on zhis side heaven.’;

Suspendverb

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

Terminateverb

bring to an end or halt;

‘She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime’; ‘The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WWI’;

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.’;

Terminateverb

have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;

‘the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed’; ‘Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other’; ‘My property ends by the bushes’; ‘The symphony ends in a pianissimo’;

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.

Terminateverb

be the end of; be the last or concluding part of;

‘This sad scene ended the movie’;

Suspendverb

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

Terminateverb

terminate the employment of;

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

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).

Suspendverb

hang freely;

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

Suspendverb

cause to be held in suspension in a fluid;

‘suspend the particles’;

Suspendverb

bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.

Suspendverb

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

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

Suspendverb

make inoperative or stop;

‘suspend payments on the loan’;

Suspendverb

as of a prison sentence

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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