sup·press /səˈprɛs/ 及物動詞
Sup·press v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suppressed p. pr. & vb. n. Suppressing.]
1. To overpower and crush; to subdue; to put down; to quell.
Every rebellion, when it is suppressed, doth make the subject weaker, and the prince stronger. --Sir J. Davies.
2. To keep in; to restrain from utterance or vent; as, to suppress the voice; to suppress a smile.
3. To retain without disclosure; to conceal; not to reveal; to prevent publication of; as, to suppress evidence; to suppress a pamphlet; to suppress the truth.
She suppresses the name, and this keeps him in a pleasing suspense. --Broome.
4. To stop; to restrain; to arrest the discharges of; as, to suppress a diarrhea, or a hemorrhage.
Syn: -- To repress; restrain; put down; overthrow; overpower; overwhelm; conceal; stifle; stop; smother.
v 1: to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent
uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's
desires" [syn: stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer,
2: come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority;
"The government oppresses political activists" [syn: oppress,
3: control and refrain from showing; of emotions [syn: bottle
4: keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep
your temper"; "keep your cool" [syn: restrain, keep, keep
back, hold back]
5: put out of one's consciousness [syn: repress]