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depress Explained

depress at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


depress at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1325, from O.Fr. depresser, from L.L. depressare, freq. of L. deprimere "press down," from de- "down" + premere "to press." Economic sense of depression is 1793, given a specific application in 1934 to the one that began worldwide in 1929; sense of "state of dejection" is c.1425; adopted 1905 as a clinical term in psychology. Depressant "sedative" is first attested 1876. ///

depress at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

depress-see deprimer

depress at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: depresser, from Latin premere 'to press']//
1 to make someone feel very unhappy: --The thought of taking the exam again depressed him.// -- It depresses me that nobody seems to care.//
2 to prevent an economy from being as active and successful as it usually is: --Several factors combined to depress the American economy.//
3 formal to press something down, especially a part of a machine: --Depress the clutch fully.//
4 formal to reduce the value of prices or wages: --High interest rates may depress share prices.//

depress at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

98 Moby Thesaurus words for "depress":
abridge, bear down, beat down, bring down, bring low, burden,
cast down, cheapen, compress, couch, countersink, curtail, cut,
cut back, cut down, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits, darken, dash,
debase, debilitate, decrease, deduct, deepen, deflate, deject,
demit, dent, depreciate, detrude, devaluate, devalue, dig,
diminish, dimple, dint, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, dive,
downbear, downgrade, drill, droop, dull, enervate, engrave,
excavate, grieve, haul down, impress, imprint, indent, knock down,
lessen, let, let down, lower, lower the spirits, mine, notch,
oppress, pare, pit, pock, pockmark, press down, press in,
pull down, punch, punch in, push down, recess, reduce, retrench,
roll back, sadden, sap, scale down, set back, set in, shorten,
simplify, sink, stamp, step down, take down, take from, tamp,
thrust down, tune down, tunnel, upset, weaken, weigh down,
weigh heavy upon, weigh upon

depress at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Lowness): lowness, debasement, depression, prostration, depression, concavity, pit, bottom, profundity, depth, depths grovel, lower, depress.

[N] (Concavity): concavity, depression, dip, hollow, hollowness, indentation, cavity, dent, dint, dimple, follicle, pit, lacuna, excavation, trough, furrow, cup, basin, crater, cell, receptacle, socket, valley, vale, dale, dell, nook, alcove.

[V] (Concavity): be concave, cave in, render concave, depress, hollow, scoop, scoop out, gouge, gouge out, dig, delve, excavate, dent, undermine, burrow,

[ADJ] (Concavity): depressed, cup-shaped, concave, hollow, retreating, cavernous, porous, bell shaped, capsular, vaulted, arched.

[N] (Depression): lowering, depression, dip, concavity, abasement, reduction.

[V] (Depression): depress, lower, let down, take down, debase, abase, reduce.

[ADJ] (Depression): depressed, low, prostrate, horizontal, concave.

depress at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 to make sb sad and without enthusiasm or hope:
[VN] Wet weather always depresses me. * [VN to inf] It depresses me to see so many young girls smoking.
2 [VN] to make trade, business, etc. less active:
The recession has depressed the housing market.
3 [VN] to lower the value of prices or wages:
to depress wages / prices
4 [VN] (formal) to press or push sth down, especially part of a machine:
to depress the clutch pedal (= when driving).

Depress at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Depress \De*press"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Depressed}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Depressing}.] [L. depressus, p. p. of deprimere; de-
+ premere to press. See {Press}.]
1. To press down; to cause to sink; to let fall; to lower;
as, to depress the muzzle of a gun; to depress the eyes.
``With lips depressed.'' --Tennyson.

2. To bring down or humble; to abase, as pride.

3. To cast a gloom upon; to sadden; as, his spirits were

4. To lessen the activity of; to make dull; embarrass, as
trade, commerce, etc.

5. To lessen in price; to cause to decline in value; to
cheapen; to depreciate.

6. (Math.) To reduce (an equation) in a lower degree.

{To depress the pole} (Naut.), to cause the sidereal pole to
appear lower or nearer the horizon, as by sailing toward
the equator.

Syn: To sink; lower; abase; cast down; deject; humble;
degrade; dispirit; discourage.

Depress \De*press"\, a. [L. depressus, p. p.]
Having the middle lower than the border; concave. [Obs.]

If the seal be depress or hollow. --Hammond.

depress at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news
depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health
demoralizes her" [syn: {deject}, {cast down}, {get down},
{dismay}, {dispirit}, {demoralize}, {demoralise}] [ant:
2: lower (prices or markets); "The glut of oil depressed gas
3: cause to drop or sink; "The lack of rain had depressed the
water level in the reservoir" [syn: {lower}]
4: press down; "Depress the space key" [syn: {press down}]
5: lessen the activity or force of; "The rising inflation
depressed the economy"

depress at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » depressen|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » depresser|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » depressus|lang=la, perfect participle of Inter: term » deprimo|dēprimō|to press down|lang=la, from Inter: term » de||down|lang=la + Inter: term » premere||to press|lang=la.


* Inter: a » US|UK Inter: IPA » /dɪˈprɛs/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛs


    Inter: en-verb » depress|es

  • To press down on
    1. : Depress the upper lever to start the machine.
    2. To make depressed, sad or bored.
    3. : Winter depresses me.
    4. To cause a depression or a decrease in parts of the economy.
    5. : Lower productivity will eventually depress wages.


      * Inter: l » en|downbear

      Related terms

      * depressant

  • depression
  • depressive


    Inter: trans-top » to press down on
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|натискам
  • Finnish: painaa alas

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|לחץ|tr=lakhátz
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|pressionar

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to make depressed, sad or bored
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|гнетя, Inter: t+ » bg|потискам
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|deprimir
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|deprimovat
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|deprimeren

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|masentaa, Inter: t+ » fi|ahdistaa
  • German: Inter: t- » de|deprimieren
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|דיכא|tr=diké'
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|deprimir

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to cause a depression or a decrease in parts of the economy
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|laskea, Inter: t+ » fi|alentaa

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


      * pressed

    Translation: et » depress
    Translation: eo » depress
    Translation: fa » depress
    Translation: fr » depress
    Translation: ko » depress
    Translation: io » depress
    Translation: it » depress
    Translation: kn » depress
    Translation: ku » depress
    Translation: hu » depress
    Translation: mg » depress
    Translation: ml » depress
    Translation: my » depress
    Translation: nl » depress
    Translation: ja » depress
    Translation: pl » depress
    Category: simple:depress -
    Translation: fi » depress
    Translation: ta » depress
    Translation: te » depress
    Translation: vi » depress
    Translation: zh » depress