The difference between Abrogate and Suspend

When used as verbs, abrogate means to annul by an authoritative act, whereas suspend means to halt something temporarily.

Abrogate is also adjective with the meaning: abrogated.

check bellow for the other definitions of Abrogate and Suspend

  1. Abrogate as a verb (transitive):

    To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or her or his successor; to repeal; — applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.

  2. Abrogate as a verb (transitive):

    To put an end to; to do away with.

  3. Abrogate as a verb (molecular biology, transitive):

    To block a process or function.

  1. Abrogate as an adjective (archaic):

    Abrogated; abolished.

  1. Suspend as a verb:

    To halt something temporarily.


    "The meeting was suspended for lunch."

  2. Suspend as a verb:

    To hold in an undetermined or undecided state.


    "to suspend one's judgement or one's disbelief"

    "rfquotek John Locke"

  3. Suspend as a verb:

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


    "to suspend a thread of execution in a computer program"

  4. Suspend as a verb:

    To hang freely; underhang.


    "to suspend a ball by a thread"

  5. Suspend as a verb:

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

  6. Suspend as a verb (obsolete):

    To make to depend.

  7. Suspend as a verb:

    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"

  8. Suspend as a verb (chemistry):

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

  9. Suspend as a verb (travel, aviation):

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