He avoids confrontation and the limelight, but he could not suppress his dismay about the absences that inaugural day.
But not even the threat of death can suppress the urge to live vicariously through Jack Dawson and James Bond.
“[His humanity] is something that Eric always tries to suppress and fight and hold back,” he said.
late 14c., "to put down by force or authority," from Latin suppressus, past participle of supprimere "press down, stop, check, stifle," from sub "down, under" (see sub-) + premere "push against" (see press (v.1)). Sense of "prevent or prohibit the circulation of" is from 1550s. Related: Suppressed; suppressing.
suppress sup·press (sə-prěs')
v. sup·pressed, sup·press·ing, sup·press·es
To curtail or inhibit the activity of something, such as the immune system.
To deliberately exclude unacceptable desires or thoughts from the mind.
To reduce the incidence or severity of a condition or symptom, such as a hemorrhage.