Depress and Lift


Depress verb - To make sad.
Usage example: the thought of once again failing the bar exam depressed me

Lift is an antonym for depress in topics: deject, devalue, push down.


Lift verb - To move from a lower to a higher place or position.
Usage example: I needed help lifting the heavy globe back up to the top shelf

Depress is an antonym for lift in topics: exalt, promote, steal, repeal, ascend.

Nearby Words: lifted, lifting, lifter

Common collocations

gun depress gun lift gun
Cite this Source
Lift and Depress. (2016). Retrieved 2023, February 09, from
Depress & Lift. N.p., 2016. Web. 09 Feb. 2023. <>.
Lift or Depress. 2016. Accessed February 09, 2023.
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