transitive verb \sə-ˈpres\
: to end or stop (something) by force
: to keep (something) secret : to not allow people to know about or see (something)
Full Definition of SUPPRESS
a : to keep secret
b : to stop or prohibit the publication or revelation of <suppress the test results>
b : to keep from giving vent to : check <suppressed her anger>
b : to inhibit the growth or development of
Examples of SUPPRESS
- Political dissent was brutally suppressed.
- The governor tried to suppress the news.
- He struggled to suppress his feelings of jealousy.
- She could not suppress her anger.
- I had to suppress an urge to tell him what I really thought.