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English definition of “suppress”

suppress

verb [T]  /səˈpres/ us  

suppress verb [T] (END BY FORCE)

to end something by force: He either has to begin reforms, or he has to suppress the opposition.

suppress verb [T] (KEEP HIDDEN)

to prevent something from being expressed or known: He was accused of suppressing evidence. She could barely suppress a smile.
(Definition of suppress from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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