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Depress vs. Suppress

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Depressverb

To press down.

‘Depress the upper lever to start the machine.’;

Suppressverb

To put an end to, especially with force, to crush, do away with; to prohibit, subdue.

‘Political dissent was brutally suppressed.’;

Depressverb

To make depressed, sad or bored.

‘Winter depresses me.’;

Suppressverb

To restrain or repress, such as laughter or an expression.

‘I struggled to suppress my smile.’;

Depressverb

To cause a depression or a decrease in parts of the economy.

‘Lower productivity will eventually depress wages.’;

Suppressverb

(psychiatry) To exclude undesirable thoughts from one's mind.

‘He unconsciously suppressed his memories of abuse.’;

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Depressverb

To bring down or humble; to abase (pride, etc.).

Suppressverb

To prevent publication.

‘The government suppressed the findings of their research about the true state of the economy.’;

Depressverb

(math) To reduce (an equation) in a lower degree.

Suppressverb

To stop a flow or stream.

‘The rescue team managed to suppress the flow of oil by blasting the drilling hole.’; ‘''Hot blackcurrant juice mixed with honey may suppress cough.’;

Depressverb

To press down; to cause to sink; to let fall; to lower; as, to depress the muzzle of a gun; to depress the eyes.

Suppressverb

To forbid the use of evidence at trial because it is improper or was improperly obtained.

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Depressverb

To bring down or humble; to abase, as pride.

Suppressverb

(electronics) To reduce unwanted frequencies in a signal.

Depressverb

To cast a gloom upon; to sadden; as, his spirits were depressed.

Suppressverb

(obsolete) To hold in place, to keep low.

Depressverb

To lessen the activity of; to make dull; embarrass, as trade, commerce, etc.

Suppressverb

To overpower and crush; to subdue; to put down; to quell.

‘Every rebellion, when it is suppressed, doth make the subject weaker, and the prince stronger.’;

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Depressverb

To lessen in price; to cause to decline in value; to cheapen; to depreciate.

Suppressverb

To keep in; to restrain from utterance or vent; as, to suppress the voice; to suppress a smile.

Depressverb

To reduce (an equation) in a lower degree.

Suppressverb

To retain without disclosure; to conceal; not to reveal; to prevent publication of; as, to suppress evidence; to suppress a pamphlet; to suppress the truth.

‘She suppresses the name, and this keeps him in a pleasing suspense.’;

Depressadjective

Having the middle lower than the border; concave.

‘If the seal be depress or hollow.’;

Suppressverb

To stop; to restrain; to arrest the discharges of; as, to suppress a diarrhea, or a hemorrhage.

Depressverb

lower someone's spirits; make downhearted;

‘These news depressed her’; ‘The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her’;

Suppressverb

to put down by force or authority;

‘suppress a nascent uprising’; ‘stamp down on littering’; ‘conquer one's desires’;

Depressverb

lower (prices or markets);

‘The glut of oil depressed gas prices’;

Suppressverb

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

‘The government oppresses political activists’;

Depressverb

cause to drop or sink;

‘The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir’;

Suppressverb

control and refrain from showing; of emotions

Depressverb

press down;

‘Depress the space key’;

Suppressverb

keep under control; keep in check;

‘suppress a smile’; ‘Keep your temper’; ‘keep your cool’;

Depressverb

lessen the activity or force of;

‘The rising inflation depressed the economy’;

Suppressverb

put out of one's consciousness

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