Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (v) repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce (put down by force or intimidation) "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
- S: (v) suppress, stamp down, subdue, conquer (bring under control by force or authority) "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
- direct troponym / full troponym
- S: (v) choke off, choke down, choke back (suppress) "He choked down his rage"
- S: (v) hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up (cause to be quiet or not talk) "Please silence the children in the church!"
- S: (v) burke (get rid of, silence, or suppress) "burke an issue"
- S: (v) silence (keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure) "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"
- S: (v) squelch, quell, quench (suppress or crush completely) "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"
- S: (v) quench (electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device)
- direct hypernym / inherited hypernym / sister term
- derivationally related form
- sentence frame
- S: (v) mortify, subdue, crucify (hold within limits and control) "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
- S: (v) overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master (get on top of; deal with successfully) "He overcame his shyness"
- S: (v) subordinate, subdue (make subordinate, dependent, or subservient) "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
- S: (v) tame, chasten, subdue (correct by punishment or discipline)