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Meaning of SUPPRESS

Pronunciation:  su'pres

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
  2. [v]  put out of one's consciousness; in psychiatry
  3. [v]  keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
  4. [v]  control and refrain from showing; of emotions
  5. [v]  come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists"

SUPPRESS is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: conquer, crush, curb, hold back, inhibit, keep, keep back, oppress, repress, restrain, stamp down, subdue
 See Also: blink, blink away, bottle up, burke, bury, check, check, choke, choke back, choke down, choke off, confine, contain, contain, control, control, curb, dampen, forget, hold, hold, hold in, hold in, hush, hush up, keep down, moderate, moderate, muffle, prevent, quash, quell, quench, quench, quieten, reduce, repress, repress, shut up, silence, smother, squelch, stifle, still, strangle, subdue, subjugate, suppress, swallow, wink



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sup*press"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suppressed}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Suppressing}.] [L. suppressus, p. p. of supprimere
to suppress; sub under + premere, pressum, to press. See
{Sub-}, and {Press}.]
1. To overpower and crush; to subdue; to put down; to quell.

         Every rebellion, when it is suppressed, doth make
         the subject weaker, and the prince stronger. --Sir
                                               J. Davies.

2. To keep in; to restrain from utterance or vent; as, to
   suppress the voice; to suppress a smile. --Sir W. Scott.

3. 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.

         She suppresses the name, and this keeps him in a
         pleasing suspense.                    --Broome.

4. To stop; to restrain; to arrest the discharges of; as, to
   suppress a diarrhea, or a hemorrhage.

Syn: To repress; restrain; put down; overthrow; overpower;
     overwhelm; conceal; stifle; stop; smother.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: To forbid the use of evidence at a trial because t is improper or was improperly obtained. (See also exclusionary rule.)