verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for suppress
The Easter Rising was a sudden insurrection in the midst of World War I, and the general co-opted as many men as he could find to suppress the defiance.The Banned Irish Revolution Film Starring a Real Soldier|Fiona Zublin|November 16, 2020|Ozy
The case aims to prove that Google’s position as a dominant search provider limits consumer choice and partnerships with companies like Apple suppresses competition.
At the same time, social distancing mandates have created “an artificial scenario” that may be suppressing new infections, he added.2019 was a terrible year for measles. 2021 could be much worse.|Julia Belluz|November 12, 2020|Vox
The country had followed a similar trajectory, with an initial spike in March and a lockdown that almost totally suppressed the virus.50 million world Covid-19 cases: The biggest outbreaks, explained|Christina Animashaun|November 9, 2020|Vox
By having the hidden become public knowledge, Rosen tells his groups, patients stop suppressing and start engaging — first with each other, then with their therapist and finally with loved ones.Christie Tate’s ‘Group’ is a sometimes salacious look at the secrets of strangers|Bethanne Patrick|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
The women standing on the green outside the House of Commons gave little impression of being suppressed.Britain’s Record-Breaking Face-Sitting Porn Protest|Nico Hines|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Suppressed, banned, scorned—it seems to speak to something within the human mind (or soul, if you like) that is irrepressible.
Emotions once suppressed, emotions once channeled, now are let loose.‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson|Cory Booker|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He suppressed a belch and then looked up at her with a mischievous grin.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life|Paul Hemphill|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Payne said she mostly suppressed her feelings and tried to live up to the expectations for a male.
The Princess still kept her eyes fixed on Louis, while, in a suppressed and unsteady voice, she answered her governess.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Fajardo seconds the demand of the citizens of Manila that the Audiencia be suppressed, alleging that it does more harm than good.
It was, of course, the suppressed emotional energy finding another outlet.
She was putting her papers tidy again with calm fingers, while his own were almost cramped with the energy of suppressed desire.
Haggard was in a state of suppressed excitement, and he couldn't eat a mouthful.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for suppress
- to reduce or eliminate (unwanted oscillations) in a circuit
- to eliminate (a particular frequency or group of frequencies) in a signal
- to resist consciously (an idea or a desire entering one's mind)
- to exercise self-control by preventing the expression of (certain desires)Compare repress (def. 3)