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

5 senses of suppress

Sense 1
suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb -- (to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")
       => control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate -- (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")

Sense 2
oppress, suppress, crush -- (come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists")

Sense 3
inhibit, bottle up, suppress -- (control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior)
       => restrain, keep, keep back, hold back -- (keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool")

Sense 4
suppress, repress -- (put out of one's consciousness)
       => forget, bury -- (dismiss from the mind; stop remembering; "I tried to bury these unpleasant memories")

Sense 5
suppress -- (reduce the incidence or severity of or stop; "suppress a yawn"; "this drug can suppress the hemorrhage")
       => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

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