Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » S » Supplement ... Supremacist

SUPPRESS

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does suppress mean? 

SUPPRESS (verb)
  The verb SUPPRESS has 5 senses:

1. to put down by force or authority
2. come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
3. control and refrain from showing; of emotions
4. keep under control; keep in check
5. put out of one's consciousness

  Familiarity information: SUPPRESS used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUPPRESS (verb)


Sense 1suppress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To put down by force or authority

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

conquer; inhibit; stamp down; suppress; curb; subdue

Context examples:

suppress a nascent uprising / stamp down on littering / conquer one's desires

Hypernyms (to "suppress" is one way to...):

check; contain; control; curb; hold; hold in; moderate (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "suppress"):

blink; blink away; wink (force to go away by blinking)

dampen; stifle (smother or suppress)

choke back; choke down; choke off (suppress)

hush; hush up; quieten; shut up; silence; still (cause to be quiet or not talk)

burke (get rid of, silence, or suppress)

silence (keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure)

quell; quench; squelch (suppress or crush completely)

muffle; repress; smother; stifle; strangle (conceal or hide)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2suppress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

crush; oppress; suppress

Context example:

The government oppresses political activists

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "suppress"):

keep down; quash; reduce; repress; subdue; subjugate (put down by force or intimidation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 3suppress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Control and refrain from showing; of emotions

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

bottle up; suppress

Hypernyms (to "suppress" is one way to...):

hold back; keep; keep back; restrain; suppress (keep under control; keep in check)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "suppress"):

choke (check or slow down the action or effect of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4suppress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keep under control; keep in check

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

keep back; restrain; hold back; suppress; keep

Context examples:

suppress a smile / Keep your temper / keep your cool

Hypernyms (to "suppress" is one way to...):

keep; prevent (prevent from doing something or being in a certain state)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "suppress"):

hold (keep from exhaling or expelling)

confine (prevent from leaving or from being removed)

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)

bottle up; suppress (control and refrain from showing; of emotions)

check; contain; control; curb; hold; hold in; moderate (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Sense 5suppress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put out of one's consciousness

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

repress; suppress

Hypernyms (to "suppress" is one way to...):

bury; forget (dismiss from the mind; stop remembering)

Domain category:

psychiatry; psychological medicine; psychopathology (the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "suppress"):

swallow (keep from expressing)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Waste not, want not." (English proverb)

"A starving man will eat with the wolf." (Native American proverb, tribe unknown)

"Will take one to the water and bring him back thirsty." (Armenian proverb)

"Words have no bones, but can break bones." (Corsican proverb)

 SUPPRESS: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.1163 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: