Suppress

  • 1 suppress — sup·press /sə pres/ vt 1: to put down by authority or force 2 a: to keep secret b: to stop or prohibit the publication or revelation of 3 a: to exclude (illegally obtained evidence) from use at trial suppress narcotics found in violation of the… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Suppress — Sup*press , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suppressed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suppressing}.] [L. suppressus, p. p. of supprimere to suppress; sub under + premere, pressum, to press. See {Sub }, and {Press}.] 1. To overpower and crush; to subdue; to put down; to …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 suppress — sup‧press [səˈpres] verb [transitive] 1. to prevent something from developing or making progress: • The recession is suppressing demand for our products. • Tax increases simply made inflation worse by suppressing economic growth. • We feel the… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 suppress — 1 *crush, quell, extinguish, quench, quash Analogous words: subdue, overcome, surmount, *conquer: *abolish, annihilate: *destroy: *ruin, wreck 2 Suppress, r …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 suppress — [sə pres′] vt. [ME suppressen < L suppressus, pp. of supprimere, to press under, suppress < sub ,SUB + premere, to PRESS1] 1. a) to put down by force; subdue; quell; crush b) to abolish by authority 2. to kee …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 suppress — late 14c., to put down by force or authority, from L. suppressus, pp. of supprimere press down, stop, check, stifle, from sub down, under (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + premere push against (see PRESS (Cf. press) (v.1)). Sense of …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 suppress — [v] restrain, hold in check abolish, annihilate, beat down, bottle, bring to naught, burke, censor, check, clamp, conceal, conquer, contain, cover up, crack down on, crush, curb, cut off, extinguish, hold back, hold down, hold in, interrupt, keep …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 suppress — ► VERB 1) forcibly put an end to. 2) prevent from being expressed or published. 3) Psychoanalysis consciously avoid thinking of (an unpleasant idea or memory). DERIVATIVES suppression noun suppressive adjective suppressor noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 suppress — verb 1 stop sth by using force ADVERB ▪ brutally, ruthlessly, violently ▪ A pro democracy uprising was brutally suppressed. VERB + SUPPRESS ▪ attempt to, seek to …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 suppress — 01. Religious services, long [suppressed] by the communist government, are now being tolerated. 02. The violent [suppression] of the demonstrations has drawn international criticism. 03. Dissidents say the attempts at [suppression] of their… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 suppress */*/ — UK [səˈpres] / US verb [transitive] Word forms suppress : present tense I/you/we/they suppress he/she/it suppresses present participle suppressing past tense suppressed past participle suppressed 1) to stop opposition or protest using military… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 suppress — [[t]səpre̱s[/t]] suppresses, suppressing, suppressed 1) VERB If someone in authority suppresses an activity, they prevent it from continuing, by using force or making it illegal. [V n] ...drug traffickers, who continue to flourish despite… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 suppress — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin suppressus, past participle of supprimere, from sub + premere to press more at press Date: 14th century 1. to put down by authority or force ; subdue < suppress a riot > 2. to keep from public …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 suppress — sup|press [ sə pres ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to stop opposition or protest using military force or strict laws: suppress a rebellion/uprising/demonstration: Pro independence demonstrations were ruthlessly suppressed. a ) to stop an activity,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 suppress — sup·press sə pres vt 1) to exclude from consciousness <suppressed anxiety> 2) to restrain from a usual course or action <suppress a cough> 3) INHIBIT (2) <suppresses the human immune response (Josie Glausiusz)> esp to inhibit… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 suppress — verb (T) 1 to stop people from opposing the government, especially by using force: The Hungarian uprising was ruthlessly suppressed by the Red Army. 2 to prevent important information or opinions from becoming known, especially from people who… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 suppress — v.tr. 1 end the activity or existence of, esp. forcibly. 2 prevent (information, feelings, a reaction, etc.) from being seen, heard, or known (tried to suppress the report; suppressed a yawn). 3 a partly or wholly eliminate (electrical… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 suppress — suppressedly /seuh prest lee, pres id /, adv. suppressible, adj. suppressive, adj. suppressively, adv. suppressor, suppresser, n. /seuh pres /, v.t. 1. to put an end to the activities of (a person, body of persons, etc.): to suppress the C …

    Universalium

  • 19 suppress — sup|press [səˈpres] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of supprimere, from sub ( SUB ) + premere to press ] 1.) to stop people from opposing the government, especially by using force ▪ The uprising was ruthlessly… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 suppress — verb 1》 forcibly put an end to. 2》 prevent from being expressed or published.     ↘Psychoanalysis consciously avoid thinking of (an unpleasant idea or memory). 3》 prevent or inhibit (a process or phenomenon). Derivatives suppressible adjective… …

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