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Definition of "suppress" []

  • To put an end to forcibly; subdue. (verb-transitive)
  • To curtail or prohibit the activities of. (verb-transitive)
  • To keep from being revealed, published, or circulated. (verb-transitive)
  • To deliberately exclude (unacceptable desires or thoughts) from the mind. (verb-transitive)
  • To inhibit the expression of (an impulse, for example); check: suppress a smile. (verb-transitive)
  • To put an end to; prohibit (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To hold in check; restrain (verb)
  • To withhold from circulation or publication (verb)
  • To stop the activities of; crush (verb)
  • To reduce or eliminate (unwanted oscillations) in a circuit (verb)
  • To eliminate (a particular frequency or group of frequencies) in a signal (verb)
  • To resist consciously (an idea or a desire entering one's mind) (verb)
  • To exercise self-control by preventing the expression of (certain desires) (verb)

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Use "suppress" in a sentence
  • "However, when governments spit on human rights, posting what they wish to suppress is one way humans can protest."
  • "I don't want to use the word suppress, because he was in my thoughts and I was dealing with it daily, but as powerful a moment as it was to lose your father when he was so young, nevertheless, I did suppress it."
  • "I don't want to use the word suppress, because he was in my thoughts and I was dealing with it on a daily basis."