- 1make (someone) feel utterly dispirited or dejected
- 2reduce the level or strength of activity in (something, especially an economic or biological system)
Using depress: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "depress" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The news of his death depressed her greatly.
The economic recession has depressed the housing market.
The cold weather is depressing my appetite.
The lack of progress on the project is depressing.
depress Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using depress
Whenever I watch sad movies, I tend to get depressed.
The bad news about the company's financial situation depressed the spirits of the employees.
The oversupply of oil has depressed the market, causing prices to drop significantly.
Phrases with depress
To turn on the machine, you need to depress the button.
Make sure to depress the brake slowly to avoid sudden stops.
Before shifting gears, you need to depress the clutch.
Origins of depress
from Latin 'deprimere', meaning 'press down'
Summary: depress in Brief
The verb 'depress' [dɪˈprɛs] means to make someone feel dispirited or dejected, or to reduce the level or strength of activity in something. It can be used in contexts such as emotional states, economic systems, and biological processes. Examples include 'The news of his death depressed her greatly.' and 'The economic recession has depressed the housing market.' Phrases like 'depress the button' and idioms like 'get depressed' extend its usage.