adjourn
[ uh-jurn ]
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Part of SpeechverbOrigin + Etymology
Middle English; in the sense of "summon someone to appear on a particular day;" from the Old French ajorner, from the phrase a jorn (nome), "to an (appointed) day"
Synonyms
verb
deferdelaydiscontinuepostponerecess
Antonyms
verb
advancehastenhurryfurther
Definition
verbto suspend the meeting of (a club, legislature, committee, etc.) to a future time, another place, or indefinitely
Examples
verbA) He chose to adjourn the meeting when he realized they were not getting anything done. B) The meeting would not adjourn for another three hours or until they found a solution to the medical issue.
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