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Synonyms for suppress
səˈprɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb(verb)

    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, crush(verb)

    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, suppress(verb)

    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, repress(verb)

    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. suppress(verb)

    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

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

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. suppress(v. a.)

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

  2. suppress(v. a.)

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

  3. suppress(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. suppress(v)

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

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How to use suppress in a sentence?

  1. Lu Jun:

    I feel the message is that the police want to suppress my calls for solidarity with these women rights activists, the second signal is that striking down NGOs is a priority.

  2. Van Kerkhove:

    What we've done is we're incorporating new research findings and we are providing more practical advice to decision-makers on how to use masks as part of a comprehensive package of measures to suppress transmission and save lives.

  3. Rashad Robinson:

    Facebook is already being used to suppress the Black vote in 2020, and we've seen all sorts of attacks on Black voters across the country. We're seeing an unprecedented amount of disinformation and misinformation traveling across the platform.

  4. Rita Linkner:

    Oral vitamin A basically shuts down your sebaceous glands. If you suppress [them] for a long enough period, you can cure someone of their acne, and about 50 percent do hit that cure rate.

  5. The FBI:

    North Korea's actions were intended to inflict significant harm on a U.S. business and suppress the right of American citizens to express themselves, we are deeply concerned about the destructive nature of this attack on a private sector entity and the ordinary citizens who worked there.

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Translations for suppress

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  • كبحArabic
  • deteni, subpremi, sin deteniEsperanto
  • reprimar, contener, ocultarSpanish
  • tukahduttaa, tyrehdyttää, vaimentaa, salata, sammuttaaFinnish
  • לדכאHebrew
  • whakatōngā, tātāwhi, tāwhi, āpuruMāori
  • подавить, подавлятьRussian
  • ปราบปรามThai

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