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Synonyms of suppress in English:


  • 1 the government proved incapable of suppressing the rebellion by force
    subdue, defeat, conquer, vanquish, triumph over, repress, crush, quell, quash, squash, stamp out, overpower, extinguish, put down, put out, crack down on, clamp down on, cow, drive underground;
    end, put an end to, stop, discontinue, terminate, halt, arrest
    [Antonyms] incite, encourage
  • 2 she only just managed to suppress her irritation
    conceal, restrain, stifle, smother, bottle up, keep a rein on, hold back, keep back, fight back, choke back, control, keep under control, check, keep in check, curb, contain, bridle, inhibit, put a lid on, deaden, muffle
  • 3 the government denied that the report had been suppressed
    censor, redact, keep secret, conceal, hide, keep hidden, hush up, gag, keep silent about, withhold, cover up, smother, stifle, muzzle, ban, not disclose, not breathe a word of;
    mute, proscribe, outlaw, sweep under the carpet
    [Antonyms] publicize, disclose
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