verb (used with object)
Origin of suppress
Examples from the Web for suppresses
Between him and the legislative body it interposes nothing but sources of conflict, and suppresses all means of concord.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
He suppresses a great part of the human interest that may have been in them, and replaces it with beauty of colour and line.Reynolds|S. L. (Samuel Levy) Bensusan
Hence it embraces the whole series of times, or what comes to the same thing, it suppresses time and change.The Aesthetical Essays|Friedrich Schiller
May Time, which solves or suppresses all problems, throw glad light on this also!
She is plain, mannish, ambitious; a mental parasite who suppresses her womanhood and simulates her husband's talents.August Strindberg, the Spirit of Revolt|L. (Lizzy) Lind-af-Hageby
British Dictionary definitions for suppresses
- 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)
Word Origin for suppress
Word Origin and History for suppresses
late 14c., "to put down by force or authority," from Latin suppressus, past participle of supprimere "press down, stop, check, stifle," from sub "down, under" (see sub-) + premere "push against" (see press (v.1)). Sense of "prevent or prohibit the circulation of" is from 1550s. Related: Suppressed; suppressing.