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Oxford dictionary definition of the word suppress:
to put an end to; prohibit
to hold in check; restrain ⇒ I was obliged to suppress a smile
to withhold from circulation or publication ⇒ to suppress seditious pamphlets
to stop the activities of; crush ⇒ to suppress a rebellion
to reduce or eliminate (unwanted oscillations) in a circuit
to eliminate (a particular frequency or group of frequencies) in a signal
to resist consciously (an idea or a desire entering one’s mind)
to exercise self-control by preventing the expression of (certain desires) Compare repress (sense 3)
C14: from Latin suppressus held down, from supprimere to restrain, from sub- down + premere to press
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= stamp out, stop, check, crush, conquer, overthrow, subdue, put an end to, overpower, quash, crack down on, quell, extinguish, clamp down on, snuff out, quench, beat down, trample on, drive underground,
= check, inhibit, subdue, stop, quell, quench
= restrain, cover up, withhold, stifle, contain, silence, conceal, curb, repress, smother, keep secret, muffle, muzzle, hold in check, hold in or back
= conceal, hide, keep secret, hush up, censor, stonewall, sweep under the carpet, draw a veil over, keep silent about, keep dark, keep under your hat
Translations for ‘suppress’
British English: suppress If someone in authority suppresses an activity, they prevent it from continuing, by using force or making it illegal. VERBThe King quickly and brutally suppressed the rebellion.
Brazilian Portuguese: suprimirChinese: 镇压镇鎮压壓European Spanish: suprimirFrench: réprimerGerman: unterdrückenItalian: reprimereJapanese: 抑圧するKorean: 억제하다Portuguese: suprimirSpanish: suprimir
Example Sentences Including ‘suppress’
All the worries she could suppress during daylight seemed to leap out at her, assuming monstrous proportions.
Fraser, Anthea DEATH SPEAKS SOFTLY
And he said Mr Mallon had desperately tried to ” suppress the truth.
SUN, NEWS OF THE WORLD (2002)
But already he was a rising power within the security services and helped suppress the 1991 uprising.
BELFAST TELEGRAPH (2003)
Critics contend Merck attempted for years to suppress Vioxx risks found in numerous studies.
Frido could not suppress the feeling that he, too, had witnessed the making of a mark.
Townsend, Eileen IN LOVE AND WAR
He knew that the paroxysm of coughing from which Abbot seemed to be suffering had been caused by a need to suppress his laughter.
Penn, John WIDOW’S END
Watts is convincing as she tries to suppress mounting panic and focus on the race to save her own skin.
EDMONTON SUN (2003)
You suppress your finer feelings; at times you are fun, rather covering up your deeper feelings; watch your health.
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`Paradoxically,” says Noble, `to suppress that beating we need to increase the activity of the exchanger.
NEW SCIENTIST (1999)
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