So they depress the economy further—and this reduces revenues, wiping out at least part of the attempted deficit reduction.
They were part of a vast left-wing media conspiracy to depress GOP turnout.
It is not enough for him to go negative and depress enthusiasm for Cucinnelli; he must find a way to actively energize Dems.
Her manner at the same time seemed to depress him and yet to fill him with hope.
Not even the fact that there were no caddies left and I had to carry my own clubs could depress me.
It only needed a great shock to depress him to make his case hopeless.
And now, sir, you must not allow this slight hemorrhage to depress you.
There was nothing in the evening whose external phenomena could depress any human heart.
The rain, however, did not depress the spirits of the party a whit.
On the contrary, it is to their direct advantage to depress the price to the lowest possible point.
early 14c., "put down by force," from Old French depresser, from Late Latin depressare, frequentative of Latin deprimere "press down," from de- "down" (see de-) + premere "to press" (see press (v.1)).
Meaning "push down physically" is from early 15c.; that of "deject, make gloomy" is from 1620s; economic sense of "lower in value" is from 1878. Related: Depressed; depressing.
depress de·press (dĭ-prěs')
To lower in spirits; deject.
To cause to drop or sink; lower.
To press down.
To lessen the activity or force of something.