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Meaning & Definition of Depress in English

English

Depress

/dɪprɛs/

verb

1. Lower someone's spirits

  • Make downhearted
  • "These news depressed her"
  • "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
    synonym:
  • depress
  • ,
  • deject
  • ,
  • cast down
  • ,
  • get down
  • ,
  • dismay
  • ,
  • dispirit
  • ,
  • demoralize
  • ,
  • demoralise

2. Lower (prices or markets)

  • "The glut of oil depressed gas prices"
    synonym:
  • depress

3. Cause to drop or sink

  • "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir"
    synonym:
  • lower
  • ,
  • depress

4. Press down

  • "Depress the space key"
    synonym:
  • press down
  • ,
  • depress

5. Lessen the activity or force of

  • "The rising inflation depressed the economy"
    synonym:
  • depress