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Meaning of word depress from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

depress   verb

Meaning : Lower someone's spirits. Make downhearted.

Example : These news depressed her.
The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her.

Synonyms : cast down, deject, demoralise, demoralize, dismay, dispirit, get down

Fill with high spirits. Fill with optimism.

Music can uplift your spirits.
elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift

Meaning : Lower (prices or markets).

Example : The glut of oil depressed gas prices.

Meaning : Cause to drop or sink.

Example : The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir.

Synonyms : lower

Meaning : Press down.

Example : Depress the space key.

Synonyms : press down

Meaning : Lessen the activity or force of.

Example : The rising inflation depressed the economy.