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depress

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Verb depress has 5 senses
  1. depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise - lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
    --1 is one way to discourage
    Antonyms: elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate
    Derived form: noun depressant1
    Sample sentence:
    The bad news will depress him
  2. depress - lower (prices or markets); "The glut of oil depressed gas prices"
    --2 is one way to
    lower, take down, let down, get down, bring down
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. lower, depress - cause to drop or sink; "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir"
    --3 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun depressor1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. press down, depress - press down; "Depress the space key"
    --4 is one way to move, displace
    Derived forms: noun depression10, noun depressor3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. depress - lessen the activity or force of; "The rising inflation depressed the economy"
    --5 is one way to
    weaken
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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