One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the news from the doctor depressed him’
make sad, sadden, make unhappy, cast down, get down, make gloomy, make despondent, dispirit
dampen someone's spirits, break someone's spirit, dash someone's hopes, dishearten, demoralize, discourage, daunt, crush, shake, desolate, make desolate, weigh down, weigh heavily on, hang over, oppress
upset, distress, grieve, haunt, harrow, cause suffering to, break someone's heart, make someone's heart bleed, bring tears to someone's eyes
informal give someone the blues, make someone fed up, knock the stuffing out of, knock for six, knock sideways
2‘the government's economic policies depressed sales’
slow down, slow up, reduce, lower, weaken, sap, devitalize, impair, deflate
limit, check, curb, bridle, inhibit, restrict
3‘the increase in EC imports will depress farm prices’
reduce, lower, cut, cheapen, put down, keep down, mark down, discount, deflate, depreciate, devalue, diminish, downgrade
informal slash, axe
4‘you have to depress each key in turn’
push, push down, press, press down, exert pressure on, lower, hold down
operate, activate, actuate
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