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Synonyms for suppress
səˈprɛssup·press

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet4.7 / 3 votes

  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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. suppressverb

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

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How to use suppress in a sentence?

  1. Carl Sagan:

    A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.

  2. Saul Bellow:

    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.

  3. Amy Klobuchar:

    Efforts have been made to suppress the vote. Efforts have been made to introduce bills that would suppress the vote, a dozen states including Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania, have introduced legislation to limit access to vote by mail.

  4. Tryon Edwards:

    He who can suppress a moment's anger may prevent a day of sorrow.

  5. Joe Biden:

    Right now, in state after state, new laws are being written -- not to protect the vote, but to deny it ; not only to suppress the vote, but to subvert it ; not to strengthen or protect our democracy, but because The President lost, instead of looking at the election results from 2020 and saying they need new ideas or better ideas to win more votes, The President and The President supporters have decided the only way for them to win is to suppress your vote and subvert our elections.


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