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English verb: suppress

1. suppress (change) to put down by force or authority


SamplesSuppress a nascent uprising.
Stamp down on littering.
Conquer one's desires.


Synonymsconquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)check, contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate


Narrower (hyponym)blink, blink away, burke, choke back, choke down, choke off, dampen, hush, hush up, muffle, quell, quench, quieten, repress, shut up, silence, silence, smother, squelch, stifle, stifle, still, strangle, wink

2. suppress (social) come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority


SamplesThe government oppresses political activists.


Synonymscrush, oppress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)keep down, quash, reduce, repress, subdue, subjugate

3. suppress (social) control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior


Synonymsbottle up, inhibit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hold back, keep, keep back, restrain


Narrower (hyponym)choke, hold back, keep, keep back, quench, restrain

4. suppress (cognition) put out of one's consciousness


Synonymsrepress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)bury, forget


Narrower (hyponym)swallow


Domain categorypsychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology

5. suppress (change) reduce the incidence or severity of or stop


SamplesSuppress a yawn.
This drug can suppress the hemorrhage.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify









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