Thesaurus

suppresses

verb
present tense third-person singular of suppress

Synonyms & Antonyms of suppresses

1 to keep from being publicly known
  • the government tried to suppress the truth about that incident

Synonyms for suppresses

Words Related to suppresses

Near Antonyms for suppresses

2 to refrain from openly showing or uttering
  • he managed to suppress a scream at the sight of the dead mouse
  • suppressed her anger

Synonyms for suppresses

Words Related to suppresses

Near Antonyms for suppresses

3 to hold back the normal growth of
  • pruning helps suppress buds at the ends of developed branches and encourages new growth elsewhere

Synonyms for suppresses

Words Related to suppresses

Near Antonyms for suppresses

4 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

Synonyms for suppresses

Words Related to suppresses

Phrases Synonymous with suppresses

Near Antonyms for suppresses

5 to keep secret or shut off from view
  • the defense attorney is openly accusing the prosecutor of attempting to suppress vital evidence

Synonyms for suppresses

Words Related to suppresses

Near Antonyms for suppresses

Antonyms for suppresses

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about suppresses

Cite this Entry

“Suppresses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/suppresses. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on suppresses

Nglish: Translation of suppresses for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of suppresses for Arabic Speakers

Comments on suppresses

What made you want to look up suppresses? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!