Meaning of “suppress” in the English Dictionary

"suppress" in American English

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suppressverb [ T ]

us /səˈpres/

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)

"suppress" in Business English

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suppressverb [ T ]

uk /səˈpres/ us

to prevent something from being seen or expressed:

Any decisions to suppress information would have been made by senior managers, not by shareholders.

to prevent something from continuing or operating:

They believed higher taxes on the rich would suppress their entrepreneurial and innovative vigor.

(Definition of “suppress” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)