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  • verbdeject, make despondent; exhaust
  • verbdevalue
  • verbpush down

synonyms for depresses

  • afflict
  • beat down
  • bother
  • damp
  • dampen
  • daunt
  • discourage
  • dishearten
  • dismay
  • dispirit
  • disturb
  • dull
  • lower
  • reduce
  • sadden
  • sap
  • slow
  • trouble
  • upset
  • weaken
  • weigh down
  • abase
  • ail
  • beat
  • bug
  • chill
  • cow
  • darken
  • debase
  • debilitate
  • degrade
  • desolate
  • devitalize
  • distress
  • drag
  • drain
  • enervate
  • faze
  • mock
  • mortify
  • oppress
  • perturb
  • press
  • scorn
  • torment
  • try
  • weary
  • bear down
  • bum out
  • cast down
  • keep under
  • put down
  • reduce to tears
  • run down
  • throw cold water on
  • turn one off

antonyms for depresses

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  • aid
  • assist
  • cheer
  • comfort
  • delight
  • encourage
  • hearten
  • help
  • increase
  • inspirit
  • make happy
  • order
  • please
  • raise
  • strengthen
  • activate
  • admire
  • approve
  • calm
  • elevate
  • energize
  • exalt
  • flatter
  • honor
  • improve
  • invigorate
  • praise
  • soothe
  • upgrade
  • excite
  • lift
  • push up
  • stimulate
  • uplift
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How to use depresses in a sentence

It depresses the humble sufferer from its baneful effects; it irritates the passions of the unamiable.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
When the receiving instrument is on its hook its weight depresses the lever slightly.
STEAM STEEL AND ELECTRICITYJAMES W. STEELE
A view of the ‘proposed new buildings,’ in the Exhibition of the Royal Academy , depresses the soul.
OXFORDANDREW LANG
And then, as he depresses the Elevator, the Aeroplane with relief assumes its normal horizontal position.
THE AEROPLANE SPEAKSH. BARBER
That, on the top of everything else, depresses them, and they worry still more over unnecessary trifles.
NERVOUS BREAKDOWNS AND HOW TO AVOID THEMCHARLES DAVID MUSGROVE
Paley is simply brutal as to the way in which he depresses everything to the same level of apparent sensuality.
THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, VOLUME 36, NOVEMBER 1879VARIOUS
Local application of cold depresses or arrests the conduction.
LIFE MOVEMENTS IN PLANTSSIR JAGADIS CHUNDER BOSE
It is not the change of circumstances, but the dread of want, that depresses me.
MEMOIR OF MARY L. WARE, WIFE OF HENRY WARE, JR.EDWARD B. HALL
Aconitine depresses the heart action while the other stimulates it.
THE RED SEALNATALIE SUMNER LINCOLN
The reaction of our solitary emotions, after a social impulse of such peculiar excitement, very much disheartens and depresses us.
HENRIETTA TEMPLEBENJAMIN DISRAELI
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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