Synonyms of depress in English:

depress


See definition of depress

verb

1‘the news from the doctor depressed him’

SYNONYMS

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

archaic deject

ANTONYMS

cheer up

2‘the government's economic policies depressed sales’

SYNONYMS

slow down, slow up, reduce, lower, weaken, sap, devitalize, impair, deflate

limit, check, curb, bridle, inhibit, restrict

ANTONYMS

encourage

3‘the increase in EC imports will depress farm prices’

SYNONYMS

reduce, lower, cut, cheapen, put down, keep down, mark down, discount, deflate, depreciate, devalue, diminish, downgrade

informal slash, axe

ANTONYMS

raise

4‘you have to depress each key in turn’

SYNONYMS

push, push down, press, press down, exert pressure on, lower, hold down

thumb, tap

operate, activate, actuate

ANTONYMS

lift