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suppress in Government topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsuppresssup‧press /səˈpres/ ●○○ verb [transitive]  1 PMSTOP something THAT IS HAPPENINGto stop people from opposing the government, especially by using force The uprising was ruthlessly suppressed.2 PGPREVENTif important information or opinions are suppressed, people are prevented from knowing about them, even if they have a right to know The police were accused of suppressing evidence.3 HIDE/NOT SHOWto stop yourself from showing your feelings Harry could scarcely suppress a smile. suppressed anger4 PREVENTto prevent something from growing or developing, or from working effectively The virus suppresses the body’s immune system.suppressible adjectivesuppression /səˈpreʃən/ noun [uncountable] the suppression of opposition parties→ See Verb table
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suppressAny opposition to the regime is ruthlessly suppressed.For 70 years the Communist government had suppressed all dissent.I suppressed an urge to laugh.He looked at me, waiting with suppressed anger.Some evidence had been suppressed by Spira's lawyers.Police were accused of suppressing evidence that might have proved that the men were innocent.She had had to suppress her feelings for George throughout his long marriage to her friend.Finally Glen could suppress his anger no longer and he lashed out at his mother.The research always favoured the industry's pro-lead views or was suppressed, Mr Kitman found.They would make it impossible to fund clubs and societies and would inevitably suppress much of our vital welfare work.One part of the cell that listens is the system which sends out and suppresses nerve impulses.Lawyers claimed they had tried to suppress official papers showing the extent of the arms selling operation.The authorities suppressed publication of the journal.The CIA has often tried to suppress reports that are embarrassing to the agency.The players listen, some trying to suppress smiles.The more our rational faculty is suppressed, the more obsessed we are by it.The army acted swiftly to suppress the uprising.Retailers have trouble suppressing their fury.It's not good to suppress your feelings.