Suppress Definition

suppressed, suppresses, suppressing
suppressed, suppresses, suppressing
To put down by force; subdue; quell; crush.
Webster's New World
To abolish by authority.
Webster's New World
To curtail or prohibit the activities of.
Suppress dissident groups.
American Heritage
To keep from appearing or being known, published, etc.
To suppress a news story, a book, etc.
Webster's New World
To keep back; restrain; check.
To suppress a laugh, a cough, etc.
Webster's New World

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

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