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transitive verb
1. (to repress)
a. reprimir
Miriam's psychologist told her it wasn't healthy to suppress her feelings.El psicólogo de Miriam le dijo que no era saludable reprimir los sentimientos.
b. contener
Ricky tried to suppress his laughter, but the man's hat was just too silly.Ricky intentó contener la risa pero el sombrero del señor era demasiado gracioso.
c. dominar
When you go on the witness stand, don't suppress your anger. Let the jury see how you feel.Cuando subas al estrado, no domines la ira. Deja que el jurado vea cómo te sientes.
2. (to prevent publication of)
a. suprimir
The dictator suppressed opposition opinion in the country's newspapers.El dictador suprimió las opiniones de la oposición en la prensa del país.
b. ocultar
After the trial ended, the defense discovered that the prosecution had suppressed evidence.Después de terminar el juicio, la defensa descubrió que el fiscal había ocultado pruebas.
3. (to subdue)
a. reprimir
The ruling party tried to suppress a potential rebellion through appeasement.El partido gobernante intentó reprimir una posible rebelión a través de apaciguamiento.
b. sofocar
The students' peaceful protest was ruthlessly suppressed.La manifestación pacífica de estudiantes fue sofocada sin piedad.
c. suprimir
The opposition party was suppressed for decades, but it only served to strengthen their resolve.El partido de la oposición fue suprimido durante décadas, pero solo sirvió para fortalecer su determinación.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (revolt)
a. reprimir, sofocar
2. (fact, evidence)
a. ocultar
3. (feelings, emotions, smile)
a. reprimir
4. (cough)
a. ahogar
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suppress [səˈpres]
transitive verb
[+symptoms, dissent, opposition, publication] suprimir; [+feelings] reprimir; [+emotion] contener; dominar; [+yawn, smile] contener; [+news, the truth] callar; ocultar; [+scandal] acallar; ocultar; [+revolt, uprising] sofocar; reprimir
with suppressed emotion con emoción contenida; a half suppressed laugh una risa mal disimulada
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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