Definition of SUPPRESS

to keep from being publicly known <the government tried to suppress the truth about that incident>
Synonyms burke, cover (up), hush (up)
to refrain from openly showing or uttering <he managed to suppress a scream at the sight of the dead body> <suppressed her anger>
to hold back the normal growth of <pruning helps suppress buds at the ends of developed branches and encourages new growth elsewhere>
Synonyms dwarf, suppress
to put a stop to (something) by the use of force <nothing could suppress the rising tide of protest against the dictator's latest injustices>
to keep secret or shut off from view <the defense attorney is openly accusing the prosecutor of attempting to suppress vital evidence>

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