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Definition of Suppress

Suppress

  1. To overpower and crush; to subdue; to put down; to quell.
  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.
  4. To stop; to restrain; to arrest the discharges of; as, to suppress a diarrhea, or a hemorrhage.

Suppress Quotations

Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth.
Wole Soyinka

It is difficult to violently suppress people in the long run, as the example of the Soviet Union and the Eastern European countries has shown.
Dalai Lama

You can't suppress creativity, you can't suppress innovation.
James Daly

Free expression is the base of human rights, the root of human nature and the mother of truth. To kill free speech is to insult human rights, to stifle human nature and to suppress truth.
Liu Xiaobo

I think we're all good and bad, but good's not funny. Bad is funny. Suppress the good and let the bad out, and then you can be funny.
Larry David
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Suppress Translations

suppress in Afrikaans is onderdruk
suppress in Dutch is onderdrukken, verdringen, opkroppen
suppress in Finnish is tukehduttaa
suppress in Latin is conculco
suppress in Portuguese is suprima
suppress in Spanish is suprimir