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Synonyms for suppresssəˈprɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb(verb)

    to put down by force or authority

    Synonyms:
    chasten, capture, get over, master, crush, conquer, moderate, quash, keep down, surmount, restrict, suppress, bottle up, crucify, subjugate, reduce, control, curb, stamp down, hold, seize, subordinate, tame, mortify, hold in, curtail, appropriate, contain, oppress, inhibit, cut back, overcome, subdue, repress, check

  2. oppress, suppress, crush(verb)

    come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority

    Synonyms:
    repress, bottle up, squelch, oppress, beat, stamp down, inhibit, break down, persecute, crush, suppress, vanquish, squeeze, demolish, shell, trounce, mash, conquer, squash, beat out, curb, jam, subdue, smash

  3. inhibit, bottle up, suppress(verb)

    control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior

    Synonyms:
    curb, oppress, subdue, bottle up, crush, conquer, inhibit, repress, stamp down, suppress

  4. suppress, repress(verb)

    put out of one's consciousness

    Synonyms:
    keep down, muffle, bottle up, oppress, stamp down, inhibit, reduce, repress, subjugate, smother, crush, quash, stifle, suppress, conquer, curb, strangle, subdue

  5. suppress(verb)

    reduce the incidence or severity of or stop

    Synonyms:
    curb, oppress, subdue, bottle up, crush, conquer, inhibit, repress, stamp down

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. suppress

    Abolish, to do away with, bring absolutely to an end, especially as something hostile, hindering, or harmful, was formerly used of persons and material objects, a usage now obsolete except in poetry or highly figurative speech. Abolish is now used of institutions, customs, and conditions, especially those wide-spread and long existing; as, to abolish slavery, ignorance, intemperance, poverty. A building that is burned to the ground is said to be destroyed by fire. Annihilate, as a philosophical term, signifies to put absolutely out of existence. As far as our knowledge goes, matter is never annihilated, but only changes its form. Some believe that the wicked will be annihilated. Abolish is not said of laws. There we use repeal, abrogate, nullify, etc.: repeal by the enacting body, nullify by revolutionary proceedings; a later statute abrogates, without formally repealing, any earlier law with which it conflicts. An appellate court may reverse or set aside the decision of an inferior court. Overthrow may be used in either a good or a bad sense; suppress is commonly in a good, subvert always in a bad sense; as, to subvert our liberties; to suppress a rebellion. The law prohibits what may never have existed; it abolishes an existing evil. We abate a nuisance, terminate a controversy. Compare CANCEL; DEMOLISH; EXTERMINATE.

    Synonyms:
    abate, abolish, abrogate, annihilate, annul, destroy, end, end, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, nullify, obliterate, overthrow, prohibit, remove, repeal, reverse, revoke, set aside, stamp out, subvert, supplant, terminate

    Antonyms:
    authorize, cherish, confirm, continue, enact, establish, institute, introduce, legalize, promote, reinstate, renew, repair, restore, revive, set up, support, sustain

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. suppress(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    crush, overpower, subdue, quell, overthrow, stifle, choke, smother, put down

  2. suppress(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    restrain, repress, keep back, stop, check

  3. suppress(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    conceal, keep secret, not tell, not reveal


Translations for suppress

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  • deteni, subpremi, sin deteniEsperanto
  • reprimar, contener, ocultarSpanish
  • tukahduttaa, tyrehdyttää, vaimentaa, salata, sammuttaaFinnish
  • whakatōngā, tātāwhi, tāwhi, āpuruMāori
  • подавить, подавлятьRussian

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