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suppress

sup·press

suppress

 
pronunciation:
s pres
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: suppressed, suppresses, suppressing
definition 1: to stop the activities or progress of, esp. by force.
The government suppressed the rebellion.
synonyms:
crush, quash, quell, stifle
antonyms:
encourage, foster, incite
similar words:
check, gag, hinder, hush, put down, repress, restrain, snuff out, squash, subdue, throttle
definition 2: to keep back, as an emotion or urge.
He couldn't suppress his grin.
synonyms:
repress, restrain, smother, stifle
antonyms:
express, show
similar words:
bridle, check, choke back, contain, control, govern, harness, inhibit, muffle, quench, subdue, swallow, withhold
definition 3: to keep from being published or disclosed.
Reports of trouble were suppressed.
synonyms:
hush up, repress, silence, squelch
antonyms:
disclose, publicize, spread
similar words:
conceal, gag, muzzle, smother, stifle
definition 4: to hold back or arrest, as a blood flow or sneeze.
This medicine should suppress your cough.
synonyms:
arrest, curb, inhibit, restrain, stifle
similar words:
block, check, control, gulp, impede, stop
derivations: suppressible (adj.), suppressive (adj.), suppressively (adv.), suppressor (suppresser) (n.)
Word Parts
The word suppress contains the following part:
sup- Latin prefix that means under, below
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The prefix sup- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of sub- used before roots that begin with "p," such as "port." See sub-