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English verb: adjourn

1. adjourn (change) close at the end of a session

SamplesThe court adjourned.

Synonymsbreak up, recess

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cease, end, finish, stop, terminate

2. adjourn (social) break from a meeting or gathering

SamplesWe adjourned for lunch.
The men retired to the library.

Synonymsretire, withdraw

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)close, close down, close up, fold, shut down

Narrower (hyponym)prorogue

Entailassemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet

Verb groupseclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdraw

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