An example of depress is pushing the gas pedal of a car down with your foot.
An example of depress is telling someone that their car has been stolen.
An example of depress is a property value being lessened by a bunch of neighborhood houses selling for much less than they're worth.
Feared that rising inflation would further depress the economy.
Origin of depress
- Middle English depressen to push down from Old French depresser from Latin dēprimere dēpress- dē- de- premere to press per-4 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition