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Synonyms for suppress
səˈprɛssup·press

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. suppress

    Abolish, to do away with, bring absolutely to an end, especially as something hostile, hindering, or harmful, was formerly used of persons and material objects, a usage now obsolete except in poetry or highly figurative speech. Abolish is now used of institutions, customs, and conditions, especially those wide-spread and long existing; as, to abolish slavery, ignorance, intemperance, poverty. A building that is burned to the ground is said to be destroyed by fire. Annihilate, as a philosophical term, signifies to put absolutely out of existence. As far as our knowledge goes, matter is never annihilated, but only changes its form. Some believe that the wicked will be annihilated. Abolish is not said of laws. There we use repeal, abrogate, nullify, etc.: repeal by the enacting body, nullify by revolutionary proceedings; a later statute abrogates, without formally repealing, any earlier law with which it conflicts. An appellate court may reverse or set aside the decision of an inferior court. Overthrow may be used in either a good or a bad sense; suppress is commonly in a good, subvert always in a bad sense; as, to subvert our liberties; to suppress a rebellion. The law prohibits what may never have existed; it abolishes an existing evil. We abate a nuisance, terminate a controversy. Compare CANCEL; DEMOLISH; EXTERMINATE.

    Synonyms:
    abate, abolish, abrogate, annihilate, annul, destroy, end, end, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, nullify, obliterate, overthrow, prohibit, remove, repeal, reverse, revoke, set aside, stamp out, subvert, supplant, terminate

    Antonyms:
    authorize, cherish, confirm, continue, enact, establish, institute, introduce, legalize, promote, reinstate, renew, repair, restore, revive, set up, support, sustain

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. suppress

    Synonyms:
    overpower, extinguish, repress, stifle, check, subdue, quell, era h, destroy, restrain, conceal, hu n, stop, smother

    Antonyms:
    raise, support, fan, excite, strengthen, incite, instigate, increase, aggravate, vent, publish, promulgate, spread, disseminate, intensify

Princeton's WordNet

  1. suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curbverb

    to put down by force or authority

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

    Synonyms:
    chasten, capture, get over, master, crush, conquer, moderate, quash, keep down, surmount, restrict, bottle up, crucify, subjugate, reduce, control, curb, stamp down, hold, seize, subordinate, tame, mortify, hold in, curtail, appropriate, contain, oppress, inhibit, cut back, overcome, subdue, repress, check

  2. oppress, suppress, crushverb

    come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority

    "The government oppresses political activists"

    Synonyms:
    repress, bottle up, squelch, oppress, beat, stamp down, inhibit, break down, persecute, crush, vanquish, squeeze, demolish, shell, trounce, mash, conquer, squash, beat out, curb, jam, subdue, smash

  3. inhibit, bottle up, suppressverb

    control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior

    Synonyms:
    curb, oppress, subdue, bottle up, crush, conquer, inhibit, repress, stamp down

  4. suppress, repressverb

    put out of one's consciousness

    Synonyms:
    keep down, muffle, bottle up, oppress, stamp down, inhibit, reduce, repress, subjugate, smother, crush, quash, stifle, conquer, curb, strangle, subdue

  5. suppressverb

    reduce the incidence or severity of or stop

    "suppress a yawn"; "this drug can suppress the hemorrhage"

    Synonyms:
    curb, oppress, subdue, bottle up, crush, conquer, inhibit, repress, stamp down

Editors Contribution

  1. choke back (verb)

    fail to control one’s emotions

    they choked back tears (feelings; anger; disappointment, etc.)

    Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. suppressverb

    Synonyms:
    crush, overpower, subdue, quell, overthrow, stifle, choke, smother, put down

  2. suppressverb

    Synonyms:
    restrain, repress, keep back, stop, check

  3. suppressverb

    Synonyms:
    conceal, keep secret, not tell, not reveal

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. suppressverb

    Synonyms:
    quell, overpower, put down, check, repress, restrain, secrete, conceal

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How to use suppress in a sentence?

  1. Wendell Willkie:

    To suppress minority thinking and minority expression would tend to freeze society and prevent progress...Now more than ever, we must keep in the forefront of our minds the fact that whenever we take away the liberties of those we hate, we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.

  2. Joe Votel:

    The injuries that our people deal with aren't always physical ones, these are hard-charging people. They suppress stuff and it comes out later, and so we have to have the capability to take care of that.

  3. Saul Bellow, O Magazine, September 2003:

    There was a disturbance in my heart, a voice that spoke there and said, I want, I want, I want! It happened every afternoon, and when I tried to suppress it it got even stronger.

  4. Liu Yuejin:

    The US should adopt a comprehensive and balanced strategy to reduce and suppress the huge demand in the country for fentanyl and other similar drugs as soon as possible.

  5. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    I wasn't trying to suppress the vote, i'm very proud to be the Prime Minister' of all Israel's citizens.


Translations for suppress

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  • كبحArabic
  • sin deteni, deteni, subpremiEsperanto
  • ocultar, contener, reprimarSpanish
  • tukahduttaa, tyrehdyttää, vaimentaa, salata, sammuttaaFinnish
  • לדכאHebrew
  • tātāwhi, tāwhi, āpuru, whakatōngāMāori
  • подавить, подавлятьRussian
  • ปราบปรามThai

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