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depress

de·press

depress

 
 
pronunciation:
dih pres
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: depressed, depresses, depressing
definition 1: to cause to be unhappy or dejected.
This gloomy weather depresses me.Getting rejected by both colleges that he'd applied to depressed him terribly.
synonyms:
deject, dishearten, dispirit, oppress, weigh down
antonyms:
amuse, cheer, elate, elevate, excite, exhilarate, lighten
similar words:
burden, deflate, discourage, sadden
definition 2: to push in or down.
If you depress that button, the machine will start.
synonyms:
press, punch, push
antonyms:
lift, upraise
similar words:
jab, lower, poke, prod
definition 3: to cause to be less forceful or active; weaken.
Stress can depress the immune system.
synonyms:
debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, weaken
antonyms:
animate, encourage
similar words:
chill, dampen, decrease, diminish, lessen, sap
definition 4: to cause to decrease in value, cost, or quantity.
synonyms:
deflate, devaluate, lower, reduce
antonyms:
raise, stimulate
similar words:
cheapen, debase, decrease, degrade, depreciate, deteriorate, slash
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derivations: depressible (adj.), depressing (adj.), depressingly (adv.)
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  • depressed:
    feeling unhappy.
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