Synonyms for suppress

Synonyms for (verb) suppress

Synonyms: suppress

Definition: reduce the incidence or severity of or stop

Usage: suppress a yawn; this drug can suppress the hemorrhage

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease

Definition: make smaller

Usage: He decreased his staff


Synonyms: inhibit, curb, conquer, stamp down, subdue, suppress

Definition: to put down by force or authority

Usage: suppress a nascent uprising; stamp down on littering; conquer one's desires

Similar words: contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, check, moderate

Definition: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

Usage: moderate your alcohol intake; hold your tongue; hold your temper; control your anger


Synonyms: suppress, repress

Definition: put out of one's consciousness

Similar words: bury, forget

Definition: dismiss from the mind; stop remembering

Usage: I tried to bury these unpleasant memories


Synonyms: inhibit, suppress, bottle up

Definition: control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior

Similar words: keep, keep back, restrain, hold back

Definition: keep under control; keep in check

Usage: suppress a smile; Keep your temper; keep your cool