Definitions for: Suppress


[v] to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
[v] put out of one's consciousness; in psychiatry
[v] keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
[v] control and refrain from showing; of emotions
[v] come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sup*press", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suppressed; p. pr.
& vb. n. Suppressing.] [L. suppressus, p. p. of supprimere
to suppress; sub under + premere, pressum, to press. See
Sub-, and Press.]
1. To overpower and crush; to subdue; to put down; to quell.

Every rebellion, when it is suppressed, doth make
the subject weaker, and the prince stronger. --Sir
J. Davies.

2. To keep in; to restrain from utterance or vent; as, to
suppress the voice; to suppress a smile. --Sir W. Scott.

3. To retain without disclosure; to conceal; not to reveal;
to prevent publication of; as, to suppress evidence; to
suppress a pamphlet; to suppress the truth.

She suppresses the name, and this keeps him in a
pleasing suspense. --Broome.

4. To stop; to restrain; to arrest the discharges of; as, to
suppress a diarrhea, or a hemorrhage.

Syn: To repress; restrain; put down; overthrow; overpower;
overwhelm; conceal; stifle; stop; smother.

Synonyms: conquer, crush, curb, hold back, inhibit, keep, keep back, oppress, repress, restrain, stamp down, subdue

See Also: blink, blink away, bottle up, burke, bury, check, check, choke, choke back, choke down, choke off, confine, contain, contain, control, control, curb, dampen, forget, hold, hold, hold in, hold in, hush, hush up, keep down, moderate, moderate, muffle, prevent, quash, quell, quench, quench, quieten, reduce, repress, repress, shut up, silence, smother, squelch, stifle, still, strangle, subdue, subjugate, suppress, swallow, wink

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