suspend judgment

suspend judgment
suspend judgment phrase
to delay making a decision about something until you know more about it
Thesaurus: to not change, or to refuse to change your opinionsynonym
Main entry: suspend

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  • suspend judgment — to delay making a decision about something until you know more about it …   English dictionary

  • suspend — sus|pend [səˈspend] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(stop)¦ 2¦(leave a job/school)¦ 3¦(hang)¦ 4 suspend judgment 5 suspend disbelief 6 be suspended in something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: suspendre to hang up, interrupt , from Latin… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • suspend — verb (T) 1 to officially stop something from continuing, especially for a short time: Sales of the drug will be suspended until more tests are completed. 2 to make someone leave school, a job, or an organization temporarily, especially because… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • suspend — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French suspendre, from Latin suspendere, from sub , sus up + pendere to cause to hang, weigh Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to debar temporarily especially from a privilege, office, or function …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • suspend — sus•pend [[t]səˈspɛnd[/t]] v. t. 1) to hang by attachment to something above, esp. so as to allow free movement 2) to keep from falling or sinking, as if by hanging: to suspend particles in a liquid[/ex] 3) to keep undetermined; refrain from… …   From formal English to slang

  • suspend */*/ — UK [səˈspend] / US verb [transitive, often passive] Word forms suspend : present tense I/you/we/they suspend he/she/it suspends present participle suspending past tense suspended past participle suspended 1) to officially stop someone from doing… …   English dictionary

  • suspend — sus|pend [ sə spend ] verb transitive often passive ** 1. ) to officially stop something for a short time: Operations at the plant have been suspended because of safety concerns. a ) to officially stop someone from doing their job or going to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Suspend — Sus*pend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suspended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suspending}.] [F. suspendre, or OF. souspendre (where the prefix is L. subtus below, from sub under), L. suspendere, suspensum; pref. sus (see {Sub }) + pendere to hang. See {Pedant},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • judgment — UK [ˈdʒʌdʒmənt] / US or judgement UK / US noun Word forms judgment : singular judgment plural judgments ** 1) [countable/uncountable] an opinion that you have after thinking carefully about something judgment about: It is still too soon to form a …   English dictionary

  • suspend — [sə spend′] vt. [ME suspenden < OFr suspendre < L suspendere, to hang up < sus , for sub ,SUB + pendere, to hang: see PEND] 1. to bar or exclude as a penalty from an office, school, position, etc., usually for a specified time; debar 2.… …   English World dictionary

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