Repress vs. Suppress

Repress vs. Suppress — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Repress and Suppress

Repressverb

To hold back or prevent by an act of volition

couldn't repress a smirk.

Suppressverb

To put an end to forcibly; subdue

suppress a rebellion. See Usage Note at repress.

Repressverb

To put down or subdue by force

repress a rebellion.

Suppressverb

To curtail or prohibit the activities of

suppress dissident groups.

Repressverb

To end, limit, or restrain, as by intimidation or other action

repress a heresy.repress inflation.

Suppressverb

To keep from being revealed, published, or circulated

suppress evidence.suppress a film.

Repressverb

(Psychology) To exclude (painful or disturbing memories, for example) automatically or unconsciously from the conscious mind.

Suppressverb

To deliberately exclude (unacceptable desires or thoughts) from the mind.

Repressverb

To prevent (the transcription of a gene or the synthesis of a protein) by the combination of a protein with an operator gene.

Suppressverb

To inhibit the expression of

suppress anger.suppress a smile.

Repressverb

To prevent or limit the synthesis of (a protein).

Suppressverb

To restrain the growth, activity, or release of

suppress a virus.suppress a hemorrhage.

Repressverb

To take repressive action.

Suppressverb

To inhibit the expression of (a gene)

suppress a mutation.

Repressverb

To forcefully prevent an upheaval from developing further.

Suppressverb

To put an end to, especially with force, to crush, do away with; to prohibit, subdue.

Political dissent was brutally suppressed.

Repressverb

Hence, to check; to keep back.

Suppressverb

To restrain or repress, such as laughter or an expression.

I struggled to suppress my smile.

Repressverb

To press again.

to repress a vinyl record

Suppressverb

(psychiatry) To exclude undesirable thoughts from one's mind.

He unconsciously suppressed his memories of abuse.

Repressnoun

A record pressed again; a repressing.

Suppressverb

To prevent publication.

The government suppressed the findings of their research about the true state of the economy.

Repressverb

put down by force or intimidation;

The government quashes any attempt of an uprisingChina keeps down her dissidents very efficientlyThe rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land

Suppressverb

To stop a flow or stream.

The rescue team managed to suppress the flow of oil by blasting the drilling hole.''Hot blackcurrant juice mixed with honey may suppress cough.

Repressverb

conceal or hide;

smother a yawnmuffle one's angerstrangle a yawn

Suppressverb

To forbid the use of evidence at trial because it is improper or was improperly obtained.

Repressverb

put out of one's consciousness

Suppressverb

(electronics) To reduce unwanted frequencies in a signal.

Suppressverb

(obsolete) To hold in place, to keep low.

Suppressverb

to put down by force or authority;

suppress a nascent uprisingstamp down on litteringconquer one's desires

Suppressverb

come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority;

The government oppresses political activists

Suppressverb

control and refrain from showing; of emotions

Suppressverb

keep under control; keep in check;

suppress a smileKeep your temperkeep your cool

Suppressverb

put out of one's consciousness