verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for suppress
In 1916 the Easter Rising had been suppressed within a week, but in the hostile years that followed, the rebels’ goal of Irish independence gained widespread — and violently contested — support.The Banned Irish Revolution Film Starring a Real Soldier|Fiona Zublin|November 16, 2020|Ozy
If they censor, if they try to suppress any misinformation, they’re accused of bias.Podcast: How online misinformation murdered the truth|Anthony Green|October 29, 2020|MIT Technology Review
DeepCT assigns a higher weight to important terms and suppresses low importance or off-topic terms in the passage.
Long lines at the polls might be caused by bandwidth issues with online check-in systems, rather than deliberate efforts to suppress voters.Voters should resist blaming every election glitch on political interference|Amy Nordrum|October 29, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Withdrawal from cocaine is associated with changes in the readout of hundreds of genes involved in rewiring neural circuits and altering synaptic connections, but in the rats whose dopaminylation was prevented, these changes were suppressed.The Epigenetic Secrets Behind Dopamine, Drug Addiction and Depression|R. Douglas Fields|October 27, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Unfortunately, that means suppressing fire or cutting down all the pretty uninfected trees can cause mistletoe outbreaks.
A secular police state well practiced in suppressing internal challenges.
People who are constantly suppressing the urge to make the most obscene, offensive jokes that spring to mind.
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.
And who could have been the bridegroom except the one interested in suppressing Molly's secret, whatever it might be?In the Onyx Lobby|Carolyn Wells
"My room has three windows in the daytime," said Anderson, with difficulty suppressing a nervous laugh.
Susan Simpson strolled sedately,Stifling sobs, suppressing sighs.The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
He had often said she was the only woman he could talk to without suppressing a yawn.
This negative, this suppressing character of attention is not a chance by-product, it is most essential.Psychotherapy|Hugo Mnsterberg
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)