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Definition of depress:

  1. Having the middle lower than the border; concave.
  2. To bring down or humble; to abase, as pride.
  3. To cast a gloom upon; to sadden; as, his spirits were depressed.
  4. To lessen in price; to cause to decline in value; to cheapen; to depreciate.
  5. To lessen the activity of; to make dull; embarrass, as trade, commerce, etc.
  6. To press down; to cause to sink; to let fall; to lower; as, to depress the muzzle of a gun; to depress the eyes.
  7. To reduce ( an equation) in a lower degree.

Synonyms:

pervert, start, abase, disgrace, debauch, discredit, dull, dishonor, commence, cheapen, misdirect, flatten, corrupt, let down, begin, start out, bring down, swallow, cow, press down, cast down, weary, humiliate, reduce, get down, dismount, animate, press, downgrade, degrade, sadden, oppress, money, weigh down, darken, deaden, humble, rise, get off, dent, turn down, devaluate, damp, mark down, write down, deprave, stimulate, put down, appall, squash, set out, set down, take down, light, unhorse, profane, deject, prostrate, subvert, devalue, alarm, set about, get, encourage, depreciate, dismay, increase, dispirit, demoralize, appal, beat down, mortify, horrify, desolate, lour, frown, happy, lower, demoralise, glower, vitiate, bring low.

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