suppress etymology

English word suppress comes from Latin premo (I press. I pursue.), Latin sub, Latin sub- (Sub-.)

Detailed word origin of suppress

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
premo Latin (lat) I press. I pursue.
sub Latin (lat) (with ablative) about, around (time). (with ablative) at the feet of. (with ablative) behind. (with ablative) under, beneath. (with ablative) within, during. (with accusative) under, up to, up under, close to (of a motion). (with accusative) until, before, up to, about.
sub- Latin (lat) Sub-.
supprimere Latin (lat)
suppressus Latin (lat)
suppress English (eng) (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.. (psychiatry) To exclude undesirable thoughts from one's mind.. To prevent publication.. To put an end to, especially with force, to crush, do away with; to prohibit, subdue.. To restrain or [...]

Words with the same origin as suppress

Descendants of premo
blueprint espresso express expression fingerprint footprint impress oppression pregnant print
Descendants of sub
souvenir succeed success successful succession sudden suffer suffering suffice sufficient suffocate suggest suggestion summon summons support surrogate suspect suspicion
Descendants of sub-
assume presumably presume resume resurrection source subject substance substantial subtle supply suppose surge suspension sustain