They were part of a vast left-wing media conspiracy to depress GOP turnout.
It is not enough for him to go negative and depress enthusiasm for Cucinnelli; he must find a way to actively energize Dems.
So they depress the economy further—and this reduces revenues, wiping out at least part of the attempted deficit reduction.
early 14c., "put down by force," from Old French depresser, from Late Latin depressare, frequentative of Latin deprimere "press down," from de- "down" (see de-) + premere "to press" (see press (v.1)).
Meaning "push down physically" is from early 15c.; that of "deject, make gloomy" is from 1620s; economic sense of "lower in value" is from 1878. Related: Depressed; depressing.
depress de·press (dĭ-prěs')
To lower in spirits; deject.
To cause to drop or sink; lower.
To press down.
To lessen the activity or force of something.