One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the government proved incapable of suppressing the rebellion by force’
subdue, defeat, conquer, vanquish, triumph over, repress, crush, quell, quash, squash, stamp out, overpower, extinguish, put down, put out, crack down on, clamp down on, cow, drive underground
end, put an end to, stop, discontinue, terminate, halt, arrest
2‘she only just managed to suppress her irritation’
conceal, restrain, stifle, smother, bottle up, keep a rein on, hold back, keep back, fight back, choke back, control, keep under control, check, keep in check, curb, contain, bridle, inhibit, put a lid on, deaden, muffle
3‘the government denied that the report had been suppressed’
censor, redact, keep secret, conceal, hide, keep hidden, hush up, gag, keep silent about, withhold, cover up, smother, stifle, muzzle, ban, not disclose, not breathe a word of
mute, proscribe, outlaw, sweep under the carpet
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