What is suppress?

  • (verb): Keep under control; keep in check.
    Example: "Suppress a smile"
    Synonyms: restrain, keep, keep back, hold back
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "suppress":

  • (verb): Come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority.
    Synonyms: oppress, crush
  • (verb): Put out of one's consciousness.
    Synonyms: repress
  • (verb): Control and refrain from showing; of emotions.
    Synonyms: bottle up

Famous quotes containing the word suppress:

    I have no patience with this dreadful idea that whatever you have in you has to come out, that you can’t suppress true talent. People can be destroyed; they can be bent, distorted, and completely crippled.
    Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980)

    There ought to be an absolute dictatorship ... a dictatorship of painters ... a dictatorship of one painter ... to suppress all those who have betrayed us, to suppress the cheaters, to suppress the tricks, to suppress mannerisms, to suppress charms, to suppress history, to suppress a heap of other things. But common sense always gets away with it. Above all, let’s have a revolution against that!
    Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    Contention is inseparable from creating knowledge. It is not contention we should try to avoid, but discourses that attempt to suppress contention.
    Joyce Appleby (b. 1929)