suppress Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"suppress" in British English

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suppressverb [T]

uk   us   /səˈpres/

suppress verb [T] (END BY FORCE)

C2 to end something by ​force: The ​Hungarianuprising in 1956 was suppressed by the ​Soviet Union.

suppress verb [T] (PREVENT)

C2 to ​prevent something from being ​seen or ​expressed or from ​operating: She couldn't suppress her ​anger/​annoyance/​delight. His ​feelings of ​resentment have been suppressed for ​years. The British ​governmenttried to suppress the ​book because of the ​information it ​contained about the ​securityservices. The ​virus suppresses the body's ​immunesystem.
(Definition of suppress from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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 ​beginreforms, 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   us   /səˈpres/
to prevent something from being seen or ​expressed: Any decisions to suppress ​information would have been made by ​seniormanagers, not by ​shareholders.
to prevent something from continuing or ​operating: They believed ​highertaxes on the ​rich would suppress their ​entrepreneurial and ​innovative vigor.
(Definition of suppress from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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