What does suppress mean?

Definitions for suppress
səˈprɛssup·press

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word suppress.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curbverb

    to put down by force or authority

    "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"

  2. oppress, suppress, crushverb

    come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority

    "The government oppresses political activists"

  3. inhibit, bottle up, suppressverb

    control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior

  4. suppress, repressverb

    put out of one's consciousness

  5. suppressverb

    reduce the incidence or severity of or stop

    "suppress a yawn"; "this drug can suppress the hemorrhage"

Wiktionary

  1. suppressverb

    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.

    Etymology: From suppressus, perfect passive participle of supprimo, from sub + premo.

  2. suppressverb

    To forbid the use of evidence at trial because it is improper or was improperly obtained.

    Etymology: From suppressus, perfect passive participle of supprimo, from sub + premo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suppressverb

    to overpower and crush; to subdue; to put down; to quell

  2. Suppressverb

    to keep in; to restrain from utterance or vent; as, to suppress the voice; to suppress a smile

  3. Suppressverb

    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

  4. Suppressverb

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suppress

    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, suppressumsub, under, premĕre, to press.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. suppress

    To overpower and crush; to subdue; to put down; to quell; to destroy; as, the troops suppressed the rebellion.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suppress' in Verbs Frequency: #907

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suppress in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suppress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of suppress in a Sentence

  1. Van Kerkhove:

    The reason that we're updating the guidance is that WHO continuously looks at all available evidence on a variety of topics -- including how this virus is transmitted, how different masks are used in different settings, including health care facilities and outside of health care facilities, what we've done is we're incorporating new research findings and we are providing more practical advice to decision-makers on how to use masks as part of a comprehensive package of measures to suppress transmission and save lives.

  2. Joe Biden:

    Instead of looking at the election results from 2020 and saying they need new ideas or better ideas to win more votes, The President and The President supporters have decided the only way for them to win is to suppress your vote and subvert our elections.

  3. Van Susteren:

    This is the way, psychologically, we are set up to handle stress, well, in some instances, that's good. Imagine we spend our whole lives thinking about dying — that wouldn't be fun. So we suppress it.

  4. Ashish Jha:

    Of course, all of this is completely unnecessary. We don't have to go through this, we're going through it because we're just not doing the basic stuff that we need to do to suppress the virus.

  5. Joe Biden:

    Instead of looking at the election results from 2020 and saying they need new ideas or better ideas to win more votes, The President and The President supporters have decided the only way for them to win is to suppress your vote and subvert our elections, it's wrong, it's undemocratic and, frankly, it's un-American.

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Translations for suppress

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  • كبحArabic
  • sin deteni, deteni, subpremiEsperanto
  • ocultar, contener, reprimarSpanish
  • tukahduttaa, tyrehdyttää, vaimentaa, salata, sammuttaaFinnish
  • לדכאHebrew
  • tātāwhi, tāwhi, āpuru, whakatōngāMāori
  • подавить, подавлятьRussian
  • ปราบปรามThai

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