- [verb] to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
Synonyms: suppress, stamp down, subdue, conquer, curb
- [verb] limit the range or extent of; "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"
wink, blink, blink away
choke off, choke down, choke back
hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up
squelch, quell, quench
smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress