verb (used with object)
Origin of depress
SYNONYMS FOR depress
Related formsde·press·i·ble, adjectivede·press·i·bil·i·ty, nouno·ver·de·press, verb (used with object)un·de·press·i·ble, adjective
Examples from the Web for depress
It is not enough for him to go negative and depress enthusiasm for Cucinnelli; he must find a way to actively energize Dems.
They were part of a vast left-wing media conspiracy to depress GOP turnout.Who’s Skewed Now? Beaten GOP Wakes Up to the Real America|Andrew Romano|November 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So they depress the economy further—and this reduces revenues, wiping out at least part of the attempted deficit reduction.
He everywhere endeavoured to depress the nobility, and advance the baser sort of the people.Old English Chronicles|Various
You may imagine, then, it tended much more to depress than exhilarate my spirits.Italy; with sketches of Spain and Portugal|William Beckford
Here, also, they saw the graves of the poor fellows who fell at that time, but the sight did not depress the men much.Blue Lights|R.M. Ballantyne
The poor laws of England tend to depress the general condition of the poor in two ways.
Its most obvious action in small doses is to depress the force of the heart.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland