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Meaning & Definition of Suppress in English

English

Suppress

/səprɛs/

verb

1. To put down by force or authority

  • "Suppress a nascent uprising"
  • "Stamp down on littering"
  • "Conquer one's desires"
    synonym:
  • suppress
  • ,
  • stamp down
  • ,
  • inhibit
  • ,
  • subdue
  • ,
  • conquer
  • ,
  • curb

2. Come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority

  • "The government oppresses political activists"
    synonym:
  • oppress
  • ,
  • suppress
  • ,
  • crush

3. Control and refrain from showing

  • Of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
    synonym:
  • inhibit
  • ,
  • bottle up
  • ,
  • suppress

4. Put out of one's consciousness

    synonym:
  • suppress
  • ,
  • repress

5. Reduce the incidence or severity of or stop

  • "Suppress a yawn"
  • "This drug can suppress the hemorrhage"
    synonym:
  • suppress