suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb(verb)
to put down by force or authority
"suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
oppress, suppress, crush(verb)
come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
"The government oppresses political activists"
inhibit, bottle up, suppress(verb)
control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
put out of one's consciousness
reduce the incidence or severity of or stop
"suppress a yawn"; "this drug can suppress the hemorrhage"
To hold in place, to keep low, to prevent publication.
The government suppressed the findings of their research about the true state of the economy.
To forbid the use of evidence at trial because it is improper or was improperly obtained.
Origin: From suppressus, perfect passive participle of supprimo, from sub + premo.
to overpower and crush; to subdue; to put down; to quell
to keep in; to restrain from utterance or vent; as, to suppress the voice; to suppress a smile
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
to stop; to restrain; to arrest the discharges of; as, to suppress a diarrhea, or a hemorrhage
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sup-pres′, v.t. to crush, put down: to keep in: to retain or conceal: to stop, restrain.—adv. Suppress′edly.—ns. Suppress′er, Suppress′or.—adj. Suppress′ible.—ns. Suppres′sion, act of suppressing: stoppage: concealment; Suppres′sionist, one who supports suppression.—adj. Suppress′ive, tending to suppress: subduing. [L. supprimĕre, suppressum—sub, under, premĕre, to press.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'suppress' in Verbs Frequency: #907
The numerical value of suppress in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of suppress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He who can suppress a moment's anger may prevent a day of sorrow.
There’s been a whole sequence of conditions that suppress these storms.
It doesn't take a lot to suppress the exchange of ideas when you put fear into it.
Persecution is the first law of society because it is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it.
A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
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