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.
An informal, youthful paramilitary police called the Basij have carried much of the brunt of the effort to suppress demonstrators.
They wanted to suppress the voter turnout to demonstrate their power, and they largely did.
I tried to suppress my feelings, but I must have spoken sharply.
Linda tried hard but she could not suppress a chuckle: "Of course you would!"
The Pathfinder gave a significant glance at Jasper, and he clinched his teeth in order to suppress the sound of his own breathing.
Isabel could not at once suppress the gratified note which crept of itself into her voice.
"The beast nipped me in the arm," answered the private, trying to suppress a groan.
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.