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Synonyms for depress

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise(verb)

    lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

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

    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

    uplift, intoxicate, lift up, elate, pick up

  2. depress(verb)

    lower (prices or markets)

    "The glut of oil depressed gas prices"

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

    elate, lift up, pick up, intoxicate, uplift

  3. lower, depress(verb)

    cause to drop or sink

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

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

    uplift, pick up, intoxicate, lift up, elate

  4. press down, depress(verb)

    press down

    "Depress the space key"

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

    pick up, lift up, intoxicate, elate, uplift

  5. depress(verb)

    lessen the activity or force of

    "The rising inflation depressed the economy"

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

    elate, uplift, intoxicate, lift up, pick up

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.

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

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

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    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. depress(v. a.)

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

  2. depress(v. a.)

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

  3. depress(v. a.)

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

  4. depress(v. a.)

    make dull (as trade)

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  1. Chris Borick:

    President Donald Trump's standing in the polls is not in a great place, so, President Donald Trump paths to victory might involve efforts to depress turnout and to question the validity of results, if it comes to that. The President and The President campaign have engaged in The Trump campaign.

  2. Mark Zandi:

    The rules of the game keep changing. For a business person, that is overwhelming, they're not going to feel like the coast is clear. That uncertainty will depress ability to go out and expand and grow. They're not going to go out and hire more people because they're not sure what lays ahead in the future. This is going to be a process. I don't think it's like a light switch going on.

  3. Thomas Wolf:

    Even if the question is (taken) off, if people are tweeting as if it may be a real possibility, it continues to raise fears and depress the count.

  4. 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.

  5. jimmy haigler:

    my life is enough to depress the entire universe but i'm the only one living it

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