Synonyms for depress

Synonyms for (verb) depress

Synonyms: depress

Definition: lessen the activity or force of

Usage: The rising inflation depressed the economy

Similar words: weaken

Definition: lessen the strength of

Usage: The fever weakened his body


Synonyms: depress, press down

Definition: press down

Usage: Depress the space key

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: depress, lower

Definition: cause to drop or sink

Usage: The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress

Definition: lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

Usage: These news depressed her; The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

Similar words: discourage

Definition: deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged


Synonyms: depress

Definition: lower (prices or markets)

Usage: The glut of oil depressed gas prices

Similar words: bring down, let down, lower, get down, take down

Definition: move something or somebody to a lower position

Usage: take down the vase from the shelf