verb (used with object)
- suppressed carrier modulation,
Origin of suppress
Examples from the Web for suppressing
A secular police state well practiced in suppressing internal challenges.
Instead of suppressing turnout, the law seemed to spur people to go to the polls.Cleveland, LeBron James, and the 2016 Republican Convention|Lloyd Green|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Plus, he crafted the Lyons-Seward Treaty, joining the U.S and Great Britain in suppressing the international slave trade.
He was squeezing and suppressing the rights of women and causing heartburn among non-Muslims.Leslie H. Gelb on the Democracy-Elections Trap in Egypt|Leslie H. Gelb|July 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Suppressing the truth will leave to deadly consequences for you and your family.Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’|The Daily Beast|February 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Womans motive for suppressing her intellectual powers is exactly the same as her motive for not developing her physical powers.The Joys of Being a Woman|Winifred Kirkland
He hastened away to India to aid in suppressing the Sepoy mutiny, eventually becoming viceroy after another campaign in China.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV|John Lord
"Whow, I'm sleepy tonight," laughed Nelly, suppressing a yawn.Peggy Stewart at School|Gabrielle E. Jackson
But there was no suppressing Dicky or his boon companion Alec.The Great Airship.|F. S. Brereton
He was the first to suggest that punishment was less effective in suppressing it than prevention.History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)|John Richard Green
- 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
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.