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Synonyms for depress
dɪˈprɛsde·press

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. depress

    Abase refers only to outward conditions. "Exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high." Ezek. xxi, 26. Debase applies to quality or character. The coinage is debased by excess of alloy, the man by vice. Humble in present use refers chiefly to feeling of heart; humiliate to outward conditions; even when one is said to humble himself, he either has or affects to have humility of heart. To disgrace may be to bring or inflict odium upon others, but the word is chiefly and increasingly applied to such moral odium as one by his own acts brings upon himself; the noun disgrace retains more of the passive sense than the verb; he disgraced himself by his conduct; he brought disgrace upon his family. To dishonor a person is to deprive him of honor that should or might be given. To discredit one is to injure his reputation, as for veracity or solvency. A sense of unworthiness humbles; a shameful insult humiliates; imprisonment for crime disgraces. Degrade may refer to either station or character. An officer is degraded by being reduced to the ranks, disgraced by cowardice; vile practises degrade; drunkenness is a degrading vice. Misfortune or injustice may abase the good; nothing but their own ill-doing can debase or disgrace them.

    Synonyms:
    abase, bring low, cast down, debase, degrade, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, lower, reduce, sink

    Antonyms:
    advance, aggrandize, dignify, elevate, exalt, honor, promote, raise, uplift

Princeton's WordNet

  1. depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoraliseverb

    lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

    "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"

    Synonyms:
    start, write down, unhorse, bring down, set about, get, begin, get off, deprave, lower, demoralise, commence, misdirect, dispirit, get down, debase, dismay, demoralize, profane, appal, swallow, horrify, alarm, subvert, vitiate, take down, set down, dismount, put down, press down, let down, cast down, debauch, appall, deject, pervert, start out, light, corrupt, set out

    Antonyms:
    uplift, intoxicate, lift up, elate, pick up

  2. depressverb

    lower (prices or markets)

    "The glut of oil depressed gas prices"

    Synonyms:
    demoralise, deject, lower, press down, dispirit, get down, demoralize, dismay, cast down

    Antonyms:
    elate, lift up, pick up, intoxicate, uplift

  3. lower, depressverb

    cause to drop or sink

    "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir"

    Synonyms:
    glower, bring down, dismay, let down, take down, frown, dispirit, lower, lour, deject, demoralise, get down, press down, demoralize, cast down, turn down

    Antonyms:
    uplift, pick up, intoxicate, lift up, elate

  4. press down, depressverb

    press down

    "Depress the space key"

    Synonyms:
    deject, lower, press down, dispirit, get down, demoralise, demoralize, dismay, cast down

    Antonyms:
    pick up, lift up, intoxicate, elate, uplift

  5. depressverb

    lessen the activity or force of

    "The rising inflation depressed the economy"

    Synonyms:
    demoralise, deject, lower, press down, dispirit, get down, demoralize, dismay, cast down

    Antonyms:
    elate, uplift, intoxicate, lift up, pick up

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    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. depressverb

    Synonyms:
    lower, detrude, drop, sink, bow, reduce, press down, let down, let fall, cast down, bring down

  2. depressverb

    Synonyms:
    degrade, humble, disgrace, humiliate, debase, abase, abash, bring low, take down

  3. depressverb

    Synonyms:
    discourage, dishearten, dispirit, deject, damp, dampen, chill, make sad, make despondent

  4. depressverb

    Synonyms:
    make dull (as trade)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "depress":

    press

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How to use depress in a sentence?

  1. Laurence Wormald:

    The illusion of being able to permanently depress the risk on equities through smart-beta or minimum-variance strategies has been very, very appealing, and a lot of money has piled in, but that delusion cannot be kept up because it's based on a strategy that doesn't work when the crowd arrives.

  2. Benjamin Ginsberg:

    One of the effects that the charges of fraudulent elections has is that it's going to depress Republican turnout — that if voters come to think their votes don't matter because the results are rigged, they'll stay home.

  3. Laurence Wormald:

    Crowding and herding is the big problem with smart-beta, the illusion of being able to permanently depress the risk on equities through smart-beta or minimum-variance strategies has been very, very appealing, and a lot of money has piled in, but that delusion cannot be kept up because it's based on a strategy that doesn't work when the crowd arrives.

  4. Shamgar Connors:

    I'm not gonna let this depress me. I'm gonna fight this.

  5. Jitse Groen:

    Interesting way of trying to depress our share price.


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