Suppress and Withhold


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Suppress verb – To keep from being publicly known.
Withhold is a synonym for suppress in hide topic. In some cases you can use "Withhold" instead a verb "Suppress", when it comes to topics like restrain, censor.
Nearby Words: suppression, suppressing, suppressor, suppressant
Synonyms for Suppress


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Withhold verb – To be unwilling to grant.
Suppress is a synonym for withhold in hide topic. You can use "Suppress" instead a verb "Withhold", if it concerns topics such as keep back.
Nearby Word: withholding
Synonyms for Withhold

Common collocations

part suppress part withhold part
truth suppress truth withhold truth
status suppress status withhold status
information suppress information withhold information
Other nouns: side, evidence, feelings, emotions, secrets, abilities, impulses.
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Withhold or Suppress. 2016. Accessed May 28, 2022.

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