Suppress meaning

sə-prĕs
To put an end to forcibly; subdue.

Suppress a rebellion.

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Suppress is defined as to keep something from happening.

An example of suppress is to take a pill to ease stomach pains.

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To check or stop (a natural flow, secretion, or excretion)
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I struggled to suppress my smile.

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To keep from being revealed, published, or circulated.

Suppress evidence; suppress a film.

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To keep from appearing or being known, published, etc.

To suppress a news story, a book, etc.

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To keep back; restrain; check.

To suppress a laugh, a cough, etc.

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(electronics) To eliminate or weaken (an unwanted oscillation, echo, etc.) in a circuit.
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(psychiatry) To consciously dismiss from the mind (unacceptable ideas, impulses, etc.)
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To curtail or inhibit the activity of something, such as the immune system or a gene.
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To deliberately exclude unacceptable desires or thoughts from the mind.
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To reduce the incidence or severity of a condition or symptom.
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To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen.
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To put an end to, especially with force, to crush, do away with; to prohibit, subdue.

The government of China suppressed the student demonstrations by ordering tanks to Tiananmen square.

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(psychiatry) To exclude undesirable thoughts from one's mind.

He unconsciously suppressed his memories of abuse.

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To prevent publication.

The government suppressed the findings of their research about the true state of the economy.

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To stop a flow or stream.

The rescue team managed to suppress the flow of oil by blasting the drilling hole.

Hot blackcurrant juice mixed with honey may suppress cough.

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(US, law) To forbid the use of evidence at trial because it is improper or was improperly obtained.
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(electronics) To reduce unwanted frequencies in a signal.
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To curtail or prohibit the activities of.

Suppress dissident groups.

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Origin of suppress

  • Middle English suppressen from Latin supprimere suppress- sub- sub- premere to press per-4 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin suppressus, perfect passive participle of supprimō (“press down or under"), from sub (“under") + premō (“press").

    From Wiktionary