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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

In every commercial state, notwithstanding any pretension to equal rights, the exaltation of a few must depress the many.
Adam Ferguson

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

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

Publishers, naturally, loathe used books and have developed strategies to depress the secondhand market. They bring out new, even more expensive editions of popular textbooks every three to four years, in a classic cycle of planned obsolescence.
James Surowiecki
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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
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