- to put an end to, especially with force, to crush, do away with; to prohibit, subdue
- The government of China suppressed the student demonstrations by ordering tanks to Tiananmen square.
- to restrain or repress an expression
- I struggled to suppress my smile.
- (psychiatry) to exclude undesirable thoughts from one's mind
- He unconsciously suppressed his memories of abuse.
- to prevent publication
- The government suppressed the findings of their research about the true state of the economy.
- to stop a flow or stream
- The rescue team managed to suppress the flow of oil by blasting the drilling hole.
- Hot blackcurrant juice mixed with honey may suppress cough.
- (US, law) to forbid the use of evidence at trial because it is improper or was improperly obtained
- (electronics) to reduce unwanted frequencies in a signal
- (obsolete) to hold in place, to keep low
to put an end to
to restrain an expression
psychiatry: to exclude undesirable thoughts from one's mind
to prevent publication
to stop a flow or stream
legal: to forbid the use of evidence
to hold in place, to keep low
- suppress in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- suppress in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911