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Definition of the verb suppress
What does suppress mean as a doing word?
Suppress is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: suppressed | suppressing | suppresses
- bring under control by force or authority
- example: suppress a nascent uprising
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonyms of suppress: conquer / stamp down / subdue
- more generic terms: check / contain / control / curb / hold / hold in / moderate = lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint
- more specific terms:
- choke back / choke down / choke off = suppress
- hush up / quieten / shut up / silence / still / hush = cause to be quiet or not talk
- burke = get rid of, silence, or suppress
- silence = keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure
- squelch / quench / quell = suppress or crush completely
- quench = electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device
- come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
- consciously restrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
- example: suppress a smile
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- synonyms of suppress: bottle up / inhibit
- more specific words:
- put out of one's consciousness
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] Frances hid the presents [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] from [Recipient] Frances hid the presents from Sally [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] [Locative Preposition] [Location] Frances hid the presents behind the books in the drawer
- domain: psychiatry / psychological medicine / psychopathology
- lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
- synonym of suppress: repress
- more generic words: bury / forget = dismiss from the mind
- lessen to the point of stopping
Alternative definition of the verb suppress
- To hold in place, to keep low, to prevent publication.
- [US, legal] To forbid the use of evidence at trial because it is improper or was improperly obtained.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for suppress
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by Howard Zinn
M ICHAEL LERNER, editor of Tikkun Magazine, author of The Left Hand of God: Taking Back our Country from the Religious Right A Power Governments Cannot Suppress is a major new collection of essays on American history, race, class, ...
by Bertrand Russell
What makes war difficult to suppress is that it springs from an impulse, rather than from ...
by Richard Rudgley
Because amphetamines suppress appetite, many models take them,as do many other women seekingashort cut tolosing weight.The explosion in theuse of amphetamines among civilian populations was due to soldiers returning from the war ...
by Jack R. Greene
Soto, a case brought in 1990, public defenders representing Pedro Soto and others sought to suppress evidence obtained duringsearchesconductedbyNewJerseytroop- ers, alleging the searches were the result of racial profiling practices.
An Encyclopedia by Shirley R. Steinberg, Michael Kehler, Lindsay Cornish
If we look at typical American heroes, we can easily view how Americans suppress traditional notions of masculinity while also disseminating and valuing ideologies of masculinity. Most, if not all, school-aged boys and girls are familiar with the ...
Under the Codes and Practice Acts, at Common Law, in Equity and in Criminal Cases by William Mark McKinney
236- To Suppress Deposition. — A motion to suppress a deposition is a general appearance. Clark v. Blackwell ...
Being a Complete Encyclopedia of All the Case Law of the Federal Supreme Court Up to and Including Volume 206 U.S. Supreme Court Reports (book 51 Lawyers' Edition)
by Thomas Davidson
Suppress, sup- pros', v.t. to crush, put down : to keep in .' to retain or conceal : to stop, restrain.
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Usage statistics about suppress
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb suppress:
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- Suppress Meaning
Video shows what suppress means. to put an end to, especially with force, to crush, do away with; to prohibit, subdue. to restrain or repress an expression. to ...
- Straight "A" Vocab - Learn Vocabulary from the Bourne Series - Suppress
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Scrabble value of S1U1P3P3R1E1S1S1
The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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