Student Thesaurus

One entry found for depress.
Entry Word: depress
Function: verb
Text: 1 to make sad <the thought of failing the test depressed me>
Synonyms burden, oppress, sadden
Related Words ail, distress, trouble; afflict, torment, torture; discourage, dishearten, dispirit; bother, disquiet, disturb, perturb, upset
Near Antonyms animate, enliven, invigorate; comfort, console, solace; excite, inspire, stimulate; elate, exhilarate; encourage, hearten; delight, gratify, please
Antonyms brighten, buoy, cheer, gladden
2 to cause to fall intentionally or unintentionally <construction workers depressed the roadbed in order to make way for an overpass> -- see DROP 1
3 to lower the price or value of <the glut of wheat on the market has depressed that commodity for most of the past year> -- see DEPRECIATE 1
4 to push steadily against with some force <depressed the lever to start the machine> -- see PRESS 1