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Definition of Depress


  1. To press down; to cause to sink; to let fall; to lower; as, to depress the muzzle of a gun; to depress the eyes.
  2. To bring down or humble; to abase, as pride.
  3. To cast a gloom upon; to sadden; as, his spirits were depressed.
  4. To lessen the activity of; to make dull; embarrass, as trade, commerce, etc.
  5. To lessen in price; to cause to decline in value; to cheapen; to depreciate.
  6. To reduce (an equation) in a lower degree.
  7. Having the middle lower than the border; concave.

Depress Quotations

Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.
Paul Harris

I have no idea where my pathetic nature comes from. If I thought about it too long, it would depress me.
Steve Carell

No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.
William Ellery Channing

The polls are just being used as another tool of voter suppression. The polls are an attempt to not reflect public opinion, but to shape it. Yours. They want to depress the heck out of you.
Rush Limbaugh

Buildings designed exclusively on scientific principles will depress their occupants and constrain their creativity.
Robert Evans
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Depress Translations

depress in Dutch is neerdrukken, deprimeren
depress in Italian is angustiare
depress in Latin is deprimo (depressus)
depress in Norwegian is trykke ned
depress in Portuguese is comprima
depress in Spanish is deprimir, afligir