Translation of "depress" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

depress

verb [ T ] uk /dɪˈpres/ us /dɪˈpres/
CAUSE SADNESS 引起憂鬱

to cause someone to feel unhappy and without hope

使憂鬱,使沮喪
This weather depresses me. 這種天氣讓我感到心情憂鬱。
[ + -ing verb ] Doesn't it depress you listening to the news these days? 最近的新聞不令你感到沮喪嗎?
[ + to infinitive ] It depresses me to think that I'll probably still be doing exactly the same job in ten years' time. 想到十年後很可能還在做同樣的工作,我就感到非常沮喪。
REDUCE 降低

to reduce the value of something, especially money

使貶值,使降價
A surplus of corn has helped depress the grain market/grain prices. 玉米過剩促使糧食價格下降。
The rise in the value of the dollar has depressed the company's earnings/profits this year. 今年美元升值導致該公司營業額/利潤降低。

to reduce the amount of activity in something, especially a business operation

使蕭條,使不景氣
High interest rates are continuing to depress the economy. 高利率使經濟持續蕭條。

to lower the level or amount of something

使降低,使減少
This drug helps depress high hormone levels. 這種藥物有助於降低荷爾蒙水準。
PRESS DOWN 壓下

formal to press down or lower

按下,壓下
Slowly depress the accelerator/brake pedal. 慢慢踩下油門/刹車踏板。

(Translation of “depress” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)