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"
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
oppress, suppress, crush(verb)
come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
"The government oppresses political activists"
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
inhibit, bottle up, suppress(verb)
control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
put out of one's consciousness
reduce the incidence or severity of or stop
"suppress a yawn"; "this drug can suppress the hemorrhage"
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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.
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
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choke back (verb)
fail to control one’s emotions
they choked back tears (feelings; anger; disappointment, etc.)Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019
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When I was living in Russia a few years ago, all these activities were used as a pretext to monitor the communication of Russian citizens and then in many cases used to suppress dissidents and liberal thinking individuals.
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.
There’s been a whole sequence of conditions that suppress these storms.
You can turn me into dust but you cannot suppress my voice of freedom.
With strong manufacturing capability and huge market potential, China's development is difficult to suppress. But the country will encounter more barriers in future development, to which we should learn to adapt, while the Trump administration is anxious about gains and losses, Chinese people have unfaltering confidence in China's future.
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