Definitions of suppress

  1. control and refrain from showing; of emotions
  2. to put down by force or authority; " suppress a nascent uprising"; " stamp down on littering"; " conquer one's desires"
  3. come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; " The government oppresses political activists"
  4. keep under control; keep in check; " suppress a smile"; " Keep your temper"; " keep your cool"
  5. put out of one's consciousness; in psychiatry
  6. To overpower and crush; to subdue; to put down; to quell.
  7. To keep in; to restrain from utterance or vent; as, to suppress the voice; to suppress a smile.
  8. To retain without disclosure; to conceal; not to reveal; to prevent publication of; as, to suppress evidence; to suppress a pamphlet; to suppress the truth.
  9. To stop; to restrain; to arrest the discharges of; as, to suppress a diarrhea, or a hemorrhage.
  10. To subdue; crush; as, to suppress a rebellion; keep in; restrain; as, to suppress a smile; conceal; as, to suppress the facts in a case; stop the publication of; as, to suppress a magazine; cause to cease; check; as, to suppress a hemorrhage.
  11. Suppresser, suppressor.
  12. Suppressive.
  13. To press or put down: to crush: to keep in: to retain or conceal: to stop.
  15. Suppression.
  16. To put, or keep, down; conceal.
  17. To overpower; crush; extinguish.
  18. To withhold; repress; conceal.
  19. To overpower and crush; to keep in; to retain without disclosure; to retain without making public; to hinder from circulation; to restrain; to stop.
  20. To put down; to overpower and crush; to restrain; to keep in; not to tell or reveal; to stop; to stifle; to conceal.

Usage examples for suppress

  1. The image of Vereza, notwithstanding, would frequently intrude upon her fancy; and, awakening the recollection of happy emotions, would call forth a sigh which all her efforts could not suppress – A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe
  2. A burst of laughter from the girls on the grass greeted this remark, and even Tabitha joined in, though the unusual piece of news made her heart beat fast and her eyes glow with an eagerness she could not suppress – Tabitha at Ivy Hall by Ruth Alberta Brown
  3. Then as I turned my attention to the house itself and looked down the course of the burn to Glasnabinnie, I could scarcely suppress a cry of astonishment. – The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux
  4. " I wish you had told us sooner," said Andrew, trying to suppress his indignation. – A Vanished Hand by Sarah Doudney
  5. The wounds of the painter were now beginning to tell upon him, and he could scarcely suppress a whine of pain. – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  6. Gorman, I said, why don't you make a law to suppress Ascher. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  7. Dale walked with his hands clasped behind his back, thoughtfully looking at the trees, and trying to suppress his wild imaginations. – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  8. He had not the courage to suppress the will; but if he could gain a slight advantage by withholding it for a few hours, he had the mind to do that. – When Love Calls by Stanley J. Weyman
  9. When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece; but Poor Dick says, 'Tis easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it. – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  10. He roughly snatched her hand away from her face and thereby achieved his end, for her indignation at being thus touched by a man's brutal hand gave Melissa strength to suppress her sobs. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  11. The feeling I could not suppress trembled in my tones. –  by
  12. Dear Clement," and the tenderness which she strove to suppress betrayed itself in her tone, " you must be guided by me, you must indeed. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  13. Sometimes I cannot suppress a smile. – Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini Commentator: Louis Couperus
  14. It is no argument to say that, if we suppress certain music- hall turns because we dislike them, those who object to the theory of the Atonement have an equal right to try to suppress the teaching and preaching of that doctrine. – The Book of This and That by Robert Lynd
  15. Kelley could not suppress his amusement as he watched Wetherell's operations. – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  16. I could die now, but they would suppress my explanation, and the People thus remain ignorant of my aim and purpose. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  17. I suppress them here because I have been unable to study all that has since been written on the Elizabethan stage. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  18. " The Pope could never suppress the order," he said. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  19. There are, doubtless, many persons in the South, who believe, that all attempts to suppress it, are vain, as well as wicked. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society