Represses vs Depresses - What's the difference?

represses | depresses |


As verbs the difference between represses and depresses

is that represses is (repress) while depresses is (depress).

represses

English

Verb

(head)
  • (repress)

  • repress

    English

    Noun

    (es)
  • The act of repressing.
  • Verb

    (es)
  • To press again.
  • to repress a vinyl record
  • To forcefully prevent an upheaval from developing further.
  • *to repress sedition or rebellion
  • *to repress the first risings of discontent.
  • Hence, to check; to keep back.
  • * Milton
  • Desire of wine and all delicious drinks, / Thou couldst repress .

    Synonyms

    * (forcefully preventing an upheaval from developing) to crush out; to quell; to subdue; to suppress * (to keep back) to restrain; to hold back

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    depresses

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (depress)

  • depress

    English

    Verb

    (es)
  • To press down.
  • Depress the upper lever to start the machine.
  • To make depressed, sad or bored.
  • Winter depresses me.
  • To cause a depression or a decrease in parts of the economy.
  • Lower productivity will eventually depress wages.
  • To bring down or humble; to abase (pride, etc.).
  • (math) To reduce (an equation) in a lower degree.
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