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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)

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.

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."