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sup·press

 (sə-prĕs′)
tr.v. sup·pressed, sup·press·ing, sup·press·es
1. To put an end to forcibly; subdue: suppress a rebellion. See Usage Note at repress.
2. To curtail or prohibit the activities of: suppress dissident groups.
3. To keep from being revealed, published, or circulated: suppress evidence; suppress a film.
4.
a. To deliberately exclude (unacceptable desires or thoughts) from the mind.
b. To inhibit the expression of: suppress anger; suppress a smile.
5.
a. To restrain the growth, activity, or release of: suppress a virus; suppress a hemorrhage.
b. To inhibit the expression of (a gene): suppress a mutation.

[Middle English suppressen, from Latin supprimere, suppress- : sub-, sub- + premere, to press; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

sup·press′ant n.
sup·press′i·ble adj.

suppress

(səˈprɛs)
vb (tr)
1. to put an end to; prohibit
2. to hold in check; restrain: I was obliged to suppress a smile.
3. to withhold from circulation or publication: to suppress seditious pamphlets.
4. to stop the activities of; crush: to suppress a rebellion.
5. (Electronics) electronics
a. to reduce or eliminate (unwanted oscillations) in a circuit
b. to eliminate (a particular frequency or group of frequencies) in a signal
6. (Psychiatry) psychiatry
a. to resist consciously (an idea or a desire entering one's mind)
b. to exercise self-control by preventing the expression of (certain desires). Compare repress3
[C14: from Latin suppressus held down, from supprimere to restrain, from sub- down + premere to press]
supˈpresser n
supˈpressible adj

sup•press

(səˈprɛs)

v.t.
1. to put an end to the activities of (a person, group, etc.).
2. to do away with by or as if by authority; abolish; stop (a practice, custom, etc.).
3. to inhibit (an impulse or action) consciously.
4. to withhold from disclosure or publication (evidence, a book, etc.).
5. to stop or arrest (a cough, hemorrhage, etc.).
6. to vanquish or subdue (a revolt, rebellion, etc.); quell; crush.
7. to keep (a thought, memory, etc.) out of conscious awareness.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin suppressus, past participle of supprimere to press down =sup- sup- + -primere, comb. form of premere to press1]
sup•press′i•ble, adj.
sup•pres′sive, adj.
sup•pres′sive•ly, adv.
sup•pres′sor, n.

suppress


Past participle: suppressed
Gerund: suppressing

Imperative
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Present
I suppress
you suppress
he/she/it suppresses
we suppress
you suppress
they suppress
Preterite
I suppressed
you suppressed
he/she/it suppressed
we suppressed
you suppressed
they suppressed
Present Continuous
I am suppressing
you are suppressing
he/she/it is suppressing
we are suppressing
you are suppressing
they are suppressing
Present Perfect
I have suppressed
you have suppressed
he/she/it has suppressed
we have suppressed
you have suppressed
they have suppressed
Past Continuous
I was suppressing
you were suppressing
he/she/it was suppressing
we were suppressing
you were suppressing
they were suppressing
Past Perfect
I had suppressed
you had suppressed
he/she/it had suppressed
we had suppressed
you had suppressed
they had suppressed
Future
I will suppress
you will suppress
he/she/it will suppress
we will suppress
you will suppress
they will suppress
Future Perfect
I will have suppressed
you will have suppressed
he/she/it will have suppressed
we will have suppressed
you will have suppressed
they will have suppressed
Future Continuous
I will be suppressing
you will be suppressing
he/she/it will be suppressing
we will be suppressing
you will be suppressing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been suppressing
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we have been suppressing
you have been suppressing
they have been suppressing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been suppressing
you will have been suppressing
he/she/it will have been suppressing
we will have been suppressing
you will have been suppressing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been suppressing
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we had been suppressing
you had been suppressing
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Conditional
I would suppress
you would suppress
he/she/it would suppress
we would suppress
you would suppress
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Past Conditional
I would have suppressed
you would have suppressed
he/she/it would have suppressed
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you would have suppressed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.suppress - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
blink away, blink, wink - force to go away by blinking; "blink away tears"
dampen, stifle - smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity"
choke back, choke down, choke off - suppress; "He choked down his rage"
silence, still, hush, hush up, quieten, shut up - cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
burke - get rid of, silence, or suppress; "burke an issue"
silence - keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure; "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"
quell, squelch, quench - suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"
muffle, stifle, strangle, repress, smother - conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
curb, hold in, control, moderate, contain, check, hold - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
2.suppress - come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists"
quash, repress, subdue, subjugate, keep down, reduce - put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
3.suppress - control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
keep back, restrain, hold back, keep - keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
quench - electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device
choke - check or slow down the action or effect of; "She choked her anger"
4.suppress - put out of one's consciousness
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
forget, bury - dismiss from the mind; stop remembering; "I tried to bury these unpleasant memories"
swallow - keep from expressing; "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet"
5.suppress - reduce the incidence or severity of or stop; "suppress a yawn"; "this drug can suppress the hemorrhage"
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"

suppress

verb
1. stamp out, stop, check, crush, conquer, overthrow, subdue, put an end to, overpower, quash, crack down on, quell, extinguish, clamp down on, snuff out, quench, beat down, trample on, drive underground drug traffickers who flourish despite attempts to suppress them
stamp out encourage, promote, stimulate, further, spread, foster, rouse, stir up, inflame, incite, whip up, gee up
2. check, inhibit, subdue, stop, quell, quench strong evidence that ultraviolet light can suppress immune responses
3. restrain, cover up, withhold, stifle, contain, silence, conceal, curb, repress, smother, keep secret, muffle, muzzle, hold in check, hold in or back Liz thought of Barry and suppressed a smile.
4. conceal, hide, keep secret, hush up, censor, stonewall, sweep under the carpet, draw a veil over, keep silent about, keep dark, keep under your hat (informal) At no time did they try to persuade me to suppress the information.

suppress

verb
1. To bring to an end forcibly as if by imposing a heavy weight:
2. To keep from being published or transmitted:
3. To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check:
Informal: sit on (or upon).
Translations
يُخْفييَقْمَع، يُخْمِديَكْبِت
potlačitzakázat
standsetilbageholdeundertrykke
tukahduttaa
bæla niîur; stöîvabannakæfa, halda aftur af
aizliegtaizturētapspiestnoklusēt
undertrycka
bastırmakörtbas etmek

suppress

[səˈpres] VT [+ symptoms, dissent, opposition, publication] → suprimir; [+ feelings] → reprimir; [+ emotion] → contener, dominar; [+ yawn, smile] → contener; [+ news, the truth] → callar, ocultar; [+ scandal] → acallar, ocultar; [+ revolt, uprising] → sofocar, reprimir
with suppressed emotioncon emoción contenida
a half suppressed laughuna risa mal disimulada

suppress

[səˈprɛs] vt
(= put an end to) [+ revolt, rebellion] → réprimer; [+ activity] → bannir
All religious activities were suppressed → Toutes les activités religieuse furent bannies.
(prevent from being made known) [+ publication] → interdire; [+ evidence, information] → dissimuler; [+ scandal] → étouffer
(= stifle) [+ feeling] → réprimer; [+ yawn, smile] → réprimer
(= stop) [+ symptoms] → supprimer; [immune system, growth, appetite] → inhiber

suppress

vt
feelings, smile, dissent, views, symptoms, protestunterdrücken; appetitezügeln; information, evidencezurückhalten
(Elec) → entstören

suppress

[səˈprɛs] vt (emotion, revolt) → reprimere, soffocare; (scandal) → mettere a tacere, soffocare; (yawn, smile) → trattenere; (publication) → sopprimere; (news, the truth) → tacere; (evidence) → occultare

suppress

(səˈpres) verb
1. to defeat or put a stop to (eg a rebellion).
2. to keep back or stifle. She suppressed a laugh.
3. to prevent from being published, known etc. to suppress information.
supˈpression (-ʃən) noun

suppress

vt suprimir
References in classic literature ?
I am, indeed, in some doubt that I have often suffered by the contrary method; and that, by suppressing the original author's name, I have been rather suspected of plagiarism than reputed to act from the amiable motive assigned by that justly celebrated Frenchman.
Had I been endowed with a proper degree of self-possession, I should have turned to the lady myself, and cheerfully joined my entreaties to his, whereby I should have disappointed his expectations, if the affront had been purposely given, or made him sensible of the wrong, if it had only arisen from thoughtlessness; but I felt it too deeply to do anything but rise from the music- stool, and throw myself back on the sofa, suppressing with difficulty the audible expression of the bitterness I felt within.
A Frenchman imagined the idea of suppressing this obstacle."
Neither doth it follow, that because these fames are a sign of troubles, that the suppressing of them with too much severity, should be a remedy of troubles.
This is done, chiefly by suppressing, or at least keeping a strait hand, upon the devouring trades of usury, ingrossing great pasturages, and the like.
ISLAMABAD -- The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement (JKDPM) has said that India is suppressing the Kashmiris' freedom movement through military might but is destined to fail in its designs.
ISLAMABAD -- Criticising the government's decision to launch a crackdown against hate speech on social media, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said the move aimed at 'suppressing the voice of those critical of their failures'.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday criticized the government's decision to launch a crackdown against hate speech on social media , he said the move aimed at 'suppressing the voice of those critical of their failures'.
OKLAHOMA CITY Rajagopal Ramesh, a researcher at the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine, received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to further study a gene that shows promise in suppressing tumor cells.
The children show less change in their responses when a father is suppressing his emotions.
Download Gemayel accuses ruling authority of suppressing opposition NNA - Kataeb Party leader, MP Sami Gemayel, on Wednesday considered that the ruling authority was seemingly seeking to run the country in a dictator way, accusing it of suppressing the opposition.
"The farmers are demanding their rights but the BJP Government is suppressing it.