Definitions for (verb) suppress

Main entry: suppress

Definition: reduce the incidence or severity of or stop

Usage: suppress a yawn; this drug can suppress the hemorrhage


Main entry: inhibit, curb, conquer, stamp down, subdue, suppress

Definition: to put down by force or authority

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


Main entry: suppress, repress

Definition: put out of one's consciousness


Main entry: inhibit, suppress, bottle up

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


Main entry: crush, suppress, oppress

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

Usage: The government oppresses political activists