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Definition 1: bring under control by force or authority - [verb of change]

Samples where suppress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for suppress in the sense of this definition

(suppress is a kind of ...) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

"moderate your alcohol intake" "hold your tongue" "hold your temper" "control your anger"

(... is a kind of suppress ) suppress

"He choked down his rage"

(... is a kind of suppress ) cause to be quiet or not talk

"Please silence the children in the church!"

(... is a kind of suppress ) get rid of, silence, or suppress

"burke an issue"

(... is a kind of suppress ) keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure

"All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"

(... is a kind of suppress ) suppress or crush completely

"squelch any sign of dissent" "quench a rebellion"

(... is a kind of suppress ) electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device

Definition 2: lessen to the point of stopping - [verb of change]

Samples where suppress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • suppress a yawn
  • this drug can suppress the hemorrhage

(suppress is a kind of ...) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

Definition 3: put out of one's consciousness - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for suppress in the sense of this definition

(suppress is a kind of ...) dismiss from the mind; stop remembering

"I tried to bury these unpleasant memories"

(suppress belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

Samples where suppress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • suppress a smile
  • he let his anger bottle up until he exploded

Synonyms for suppress in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of suppress ) suppress or constrain so as to lessen in intensity

"Stifle your curiosity"

(... is a kind of suppress ) suppress in order to conceal or hide

"smother a yawn" "muffle one's anger" "strangle a laugh" "repress a cry of fear"

(... is a kind of suppress ) check or slow down the action or effect of

"She choked her anger"

Samples where suppress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The government oppresses political activists

Synonyms for suppress in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of suppress ) put down by force or intimidation

"The government quashes any attempt of an uprising" "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently" "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"

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