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depress

verb

1 depress

Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted:
— These news depressed her.

synonyms: cast down, deject, demoralise, demoralize, dismay, dispirit, get down.

Roget 308: depress, lower, let down, take down, let down a peg, take down a peg; cast; let drop, let fall; sink, debase, bring low, abase, reduce, ... show more

Roget 837: be dejected etc. adj.; grieve; mourn etc. (lament) 839; take on, give way, lose heart, despond, droop, sink.    ... show more

Roget 252: be concave etc. adj.; retire, cave in.    render concave etc. adj.; depress, hollow; scoop, scoop out; gouge, ... show more

Roget 843: be dull etc. adj.; prose, take au serieux [Fr.], be caught napping.    render dull etc. adj.; damp, depress, throw cold water on, lay a wet blanket on; fall flat upon the ear.    ... show more

Dutch: demotiveren, deprimeren, neerslachtig maken, ontmoedigen



2 depress

Lower (prices or markets).

3 depress

Cause to drop or sink:
— The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir.

synonym: lower.

4 depress

Press down:
— Depress the space key.

synonym: press down.

5 depress

Lessen the activity or force of.


Moby thesaurus: abridge, bear down, beat down, bring down, bring low, burden, cast down, cheapen, compress, couch, countersink, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits, darken, dash ... show more.

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