Synonyms of depress in English:

depress


See definition of depress

verb

1‘the news from the doctor depressed him’

SYNONYMS
make sad, sadden, make unhappy, cast down, get down, make gloomy, make despondent, dispirit
dampen someone's spirits, break someone's spirit, dash someone's hopes, dishearten, demoralize, discourage, daunt, crush, shake, desolate, make desolate, weigh down, weigh heavily on, hang over, oppress
upset, distress, grieve, haunt, harrow, cause suffering to, break someone's heart, make someone's heart bleed, bring tears to someone's eyes
informal give someone the blues, make someone fed up, knock the stuffing out of, knock for six, knock sideways
archaic deject
ANTONYMS

cheer up

2‘the government's economic policies depressed sales’

SYNONYMS
slow down, slow up, reduce, lower, weaken, sap, devitalize, impair, deflate
limit, check, curb, bridle, inhibit, restrict
ANTONYMS

encourage

3‘the increase in EC imports will depress farm prices’

SYNONYMS
reduce, lower, cut, cheapen, put down, keep down, mark down, discount, deflate, depreciate, devalue, diminish, downgrade
informal slash, axe
ANTONYMS

raise

4‘you have to depress each key in turn’

SYNONYMS
push, push down, press, press down, exert pressure on, lower, hold down
thumb, tap
operate, activate, actuate
ANTONYMS

lift