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1. suppress

verb. ['səˈprɛs'] to put down by force or authority.

Synonyms

  • subdue
  • defeat
  • conquer
  • vanquish
  • repress
  • crush
  • quell
  • quash
  • squash
  • stamp out
  • overpower
  • extinguish
  • put down
  • put out
  • curb
  • hush up
  • control
  • choke back
  • conquer
  • burke
  • moderate
  • stamp down
  • hush
  • contain
  • shut up
  • wink
  • stifle
  • blink away
  • still
  • silence
  • hold
  • smother
  • hold in
  • strangle
  • check
  • choke down
  • quench
  • choke off
  • quieten
  • muffle
  • squelch
  • inhibit
  • dampen

Antonyms

  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline
  • intemperance
  • unskillfulness

Etymology

  • suppressus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Suppress

  • transgress
  • nevertheless
  • stds
  • nonetheless
  • l'express
  • dispossess
  • convalesce
  • tcas
  • simplesse
  • repossess
  • reinvests
  • progress
  • kjos
  • hces
  • express'
  • express
  • distress
  • compress
  • cmos
  • adss
  • abts
  • uys
  • uss
  • undress
  • suggests
  • success
  • requests
  • repress
  • regress
  • redress

How do you spell suppress? Is it surpress ?

A common misspelling of suppress is surpress

Sentences with suppress


1. Verb, base form
Cyclosporine, which is sometimes used to suppress the immune system, can also raise your potassium levels.

2. Adverb
Other studies indicate that oats suppress hunger and increase fullness, leading to better appetite control.

Quotes about suppress


1. Noah shifted on the bed, and the oddest crunching sound came underneath him. I looked, really looked, at the bed for the first time."What,"I asked slowly, as I eyed the animal crackers strewn all over it, "the hell?""You were convinced they were your pets,"Noah said, not even trying to suppress his laughter. "You wouldn't let me touch them.
- Michelle Hodkin, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

2. Kenji has a hand pressed to his mouth, desperately trying to suppress a smile. He’s shaking his head, holding up a hand in apology. And then he breaks, laughing out loud, snorting as he tries to muffle the sound. “I’m sorry,” he says, pressing his lips together, shaking his head again. “This is not a funny moment. It’s not. I’m not laughing
- Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

3. As for what it's against - the story is against those who pervert and misuse religion, or any other kind of doctrine with a holy book and a priesthood and an apparatus of power that wields unchallengeable authority, in order to dominate and suppress human freedoms.
- Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials

2. suppress

verb. ['səˈprɛs'] come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority.

Synonyms

  • quash
  • subdue
  • oppress
  • crush
  • keep down
  • subjugate
  • reduce

Antonyms

  • attack
  • open up
  • unconfined
  • be born

Etymology

  • suppressus (Latin)

3. suppress

verb. ['səˈprɛs'] control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior.

Synonyms

  • repress
  • choke
  • bottle up
  • quench
  • restrain
  • keep
  • inhibit
  • keep back

Antonyms

  • juvenile
  • accelerate
  • sound
  • stay

Etymology

  • suppressus (Latin)

4. suppress

verb. ['səˈprɛs'] reduce the incidence or severity of or stop.

Synonyms

  • lessen
  • minify

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • inactivity
  • powerlessness

Etymology

  • suppressus (Latin)

5. suppress

verb. ['səˈprɛs'] put out of one's consciousness.

Synonyms

  • repress
  • swallow
  • forget

Antonyms

  • consume
  • immoderation
  • intemperate
  • immoderate

Etymology

  • suppressus (Latin)
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