What does "Suppress" mean?


(v. t.) To keep in; to restrain from utterance or vent; as, to suppress the voice; to suppress a smile (v. t.) To overpower and crush; to subdue; to put down; to quell (v. t.) 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 (v. t.) To stop; to restrain; to arrest the discharges of; as, to suppress a diarrhea, or a hemorrhage

Synonyms crush, inhibit, curb, conquer, subdue, repress, oppress, bottle up, stamp down

Example: "Suppress a nascent uprising" Example: "Suppress a smile"

Word Family suppressed, suppresses, suppressing, suppression, suppressor, suppressors