Constrained vs Suppressed - What's the difference?

constrained | suppressed |

As verbs the difference between constrained and suppressed

is that constrained is (constrain) while suppressed is (suppress).

As an adjective constrained

is within close bounds; confined.




  • (constrain)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • within close bounds; confined.
  • Derived terms

    * constrainedly * constrainedness




  • (suppress)

  • suppress



  • to put an end to, especially with force, to crush, do away with; to prohibit, subdue
  • ''Political dissent was brutally suppressed .
  • to restrain or repress an expression
  • ''I struggled to suppress my smile.
  • (psychiatry) to exclude undesirable thoughts from one's mind
  • He unconsciously suppressed his memories of abuse.
  • to prevent publication
  • The government suppressed the findings of their research about the true state of the economy.
  • to stop a flow or stream
  • The rescue team managed to suppress the flow of oil by blasting the drilling hole.
    ''Hot blackcurrant juice mixed with honey may suppress cough.
  • (US, legal) to forbid the use of evidence at trial because it is improper or was improperly obtained
  • (electronics) to reduce unwanted frequencies in a signal
  • (obsolete) to hold in place, to keep low
  • Anagrams