Translation of "suppress" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /səˈpres/ us

to end something by force

The Hungarian uprising in 1956 was suppressed by the Soviet Union.

to prevent something from being seen or expressed or from operating

suprimir, reprimir
She couldn’t suppress her anger/annoyance/delight.
His feelings of resentment have been suppressed for years.
The British government tried to suppress the book because of the information it contained about the security services.
The virus suppresses the body’s immune system.

(Translation of “suppress” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /səˈpres/

to defeat or put a stop to (eg a rebellion)

The uprising was suppressed in a harsh crackdown.

to keep back or stifle

contener; sofocar, ahogar
She suppressed a laugh.

to prevent from being published, known etc

censurar; prohibir
The authorities are always trying to suppress information.
suppression /-ʃən/ noun

supresión; represión; prohibición

(Translation of “suppress” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)