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English verb: depress

1. depress (emotion) lower someone's spirits; make downhearted


SamplesThese news depressed her.
The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her.


ExamplesThe bad news will depress him


Synonymscast down, deject, demoralise, demoralize, dismay, dispirit, get down


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


Broader (hypernym)discourage


Narrower (hyponym)chill


Antonymselate, intoxicate, uplift, lift up, pick up

2. depress (motion) lower (prices or markets)


SamplesThe glut of oil depressed gas prices.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring down, get down, let down, lower, take down

3. depress (contact) cause to drop or sink


SamplesThe lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir.


Synonymslower


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


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

4. depress (contact) press down


SamplesDepress the space key.


Synonymspress down


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


Broader (hypernym)displace, move

5. depress (change) lessen the activity or force of


SamplesThe rising inflation depressed the economy.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)weaken









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