1. [ verb ] to put down by force or authority
Synonyms: inhibit conquer curb subdue stamp_down

"suppress a nascent uprising", "stamp down on littering" "conquer one's desires"

Related terms: control hush stifle squelch smother wink dampen choke_off burke silence inhibition conqueror suppresser forbiddance suppressor suppression
2. [ verb ] (politics) come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
Synonyms: crush oppress

"The government oppresses political activists"

Related terms: repress suppression oppressor
3. [ verb ] control and refrain from showing; of emotions
Synonyms: bottle_up
Related terms: restrain choke suppression
4. [ verb ] keep under control; keep in check
Synonyms: restrain keep hold_back keep_back

"suppress a smile" "Keep your temper" "keep your cool"

Related terms: prevent control hold confine bottle_up quench suppression
5. [ verb ] (psychiatry) put out of one's consciousness; in psychiatry
Synonyms: repress
Related terms: forget swallow psychiatry
Similar spelling:   suppressor