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depress

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of depress

  1. 1 to make sad the thought of once again failing the bar exam depressed me Synonyms of depress bum (out), burden, dash, deject, get down, oppress, sadden, weigh down Words Related to depress ail, distress, trouble; afflict, torment, torture; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit, get down, unnerve; agitate, bother, concern, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, disturb, exercise, freak (out), perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worry Near Antonyms of depress animate, enliven, invigorate; assure, comfort, console, reassure, solace, soothe; excite, inspire, stimulate; elate, exhilarate; encourage, hearten; delight, gratify, please; boost, elevate, lift, uplift Antonyms of depress brighten, buoy, cheer (up), gladden, lighten, rejoice

  2. 2 to cause to fall intentionally or unintentionally construction workers depressed the roadbed in order to make way for an overpass Synonyms of depress drop, lower, throw, throw downWords Related to depress flatten, floor, level; knock down, knock over, strike down, topple; plop, plunk down; bobble, bungle, foozle, fumble; immerse, sink, submergeAntonyms of depress lift, pick up, raise

  3. 3 to diminish the price or value of the glut of wheat on the market has depressed that commodity for most of the past year Synonyms of depress attenuate, break, cheapen, depreciate, devaluate, devalue, downgrade, lower, mark down, reduce, sink, write down, write offWords Related to depress debase, demonetize; underestimate, underprice, underrate, undervalue; abridge, compress, contract, de-escalate, deflate, downsize, dwindle, lessen, moderate, shrinkNear Antonyms of depress bloat, blow up, inflate; overestimate, overprice, overrate, overvalue; add, aggrandize, amplify, augment, balloon, boost, compound, dilate, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, heighten, increase, maximize, multiply, raise, swell, upAntonyms of depress appreciate, enhance, mark up, upgrade

  4. 4 to push steadily against with some force depressed the lever to start the machine Synonyms of depress bear (down on), press, shove, weigh (on or upon)Words Related to depress compress, mash, punch, squash, squeeze, squish, squoosh; compel, force, pressure; lean (on or against), muscle; drive, propel, thrust; compact, condense, constrict, contract, crush, scrunch, wring; cram, jam, jam-pack, pack, stuff, wedge



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