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")

Antonyms of adj depressed

3 senses of depressed

Sense 1
depressed, down (predicate) -- (lower than previously; "the market is depressed"; "prices are down")

INDIRECT (VIA low) -> high -- (greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "a high temperature"; "a high price"; "the high point of his career"; "high risks"; "has high hopes"; "the river is high"; "he has a high opinion of himself")

Sense 2
depressed -- (flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces)

INDIRECT (VIA thin) -> thick -- (not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions; "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets")

Sense 3
gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down (predicate), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited -- (filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted")

INDIRECT (VIA dejected) -> elated -- (exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits; "the elated winner"; "felt elated and excited")

Similarity of adj depressed

3 senses of depressed

Sense 1
depressed, down (predicate) -- (lower than previously; "the market is depressed"; "prices are down")
       => low (vs. high) -- (less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoir is low")

Sense 2
depressed -- (flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces)
       => thin (vs. thick) -- (of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint")

Sense 3
gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down (predicate), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited -- (filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted")
       => dejected (vs. elated) -- (affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful")

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