Synonyms of depress
1 saddenDictionary • The state of the country depresses me.
sadden • The cruelty in the world saddens me incredibly.
distress • I did not want to frighten or distress her.
chill • There was a coldness in her voice which chilled him.
discourage • Don't let this setback discourage you.
grieve • It grieved me to see him in such distress.
daunt • Nothing evil could daunt them.
oppress • The atmosphere in the room oppressed her.
desolate • I was desolated by the news.
bring tears to your eyes
dishearten • These conditions dishearten people and undermine their hope.
make your heart bleed
cast a gloom upon
harsh someone's mellow or buzz (slang)
2 lowerDictionary • The stronger currency depressed sales.
lower • a drug which lowers cholesterol levels
cut • The first priority is to cut costs.
reduce • Consumption is being reduced by 25 per cent.
diminish • Federalism is intended to diminish the power of the central state.
decrease • Regular doses of aspirin decrease the risk of heart attack.
impair • Consumption of alcohol impairs your ability to drive.
lessen • Keep immunisations up to date to lessen the risk of serious illness.
3 devalueDictionary • A dearth of buyers has depressed prices
devalue • They attempted to devalue her work.
reduce • Companies should reduce prices today.
diminish • He never diminished her in front of other people.
depreciate • The demand for foreign currency depreciates the real value of local currencies.
cheapen • Love is a word cheapened by overuse.
4 press down • He depressed the pedal that lowered the chair.
push • He got into the lift and pushed the button for the second floor.
squeeze • He squeezed her arm reassuringly.
flatten • How do you put enough pressure on to the metal to flatten it?
compress • Poor posture can compress the body's organs.
bear down on
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cheapenIf something cheapens a person or thing, it lowers their reputation or position.
• Love is a word cheapened by overuse.
chillIf you say that something you see, hear, or feel chills you, you mean that it frightens you.
• There was a coldness in her voice which chilled him.
compressWhen you compress something or when it compresses, it is pressed or squeezed so that it takes up less space.
• Poor posture can compress the body's organs.
Thesaurus for depress from the Collins English Thesaurus
to lower in spirits; make gloomy; deject