Antonyms of verb depress

1 of 5 senses of depress

Sense 1
depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise -- (lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her")
       Antonym of elate (Sense 1)
      => elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate -- (fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb depress

5 senses of depress

Sense 1
depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise -- (lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her")
       => discourage -- (deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged)

Sense 2
depress -- (lower (prices or markets); "The glut of oil depressed gas prices")
       => lower, take down, let down, get down, bring down -- (move something or somebody to a lower position; "take down the vase from the shelf")

Sense 3
lower, depress -- (cause to drop or sink; "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 4
press down, depress -- (press down; "Depress the space key")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 5
depress -- (lessen the activity or force of; "The rising inflation depressed the economy")
       => weaken -- (lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body")

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