1. lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

- These news depressed her

Similar word(s): deject, demoralise, demoralize, dismay, dispirit

Definition categories: emotion, discourage

2. lower (prices or markets)

- The glut of oil depressed gas prices

Definition categories: motion, lower

3. cause to drop or sink

- The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir

Similar word(s): lower

Definition categories: contact, alter, change, modify

4. press down

- Depress the space key

Definition categories: contact, displace, move

5. lessen the activity or force of

- The rising inflation depressed the economy

Definition categories: change, weaken

Sentences with depress as a verb:

- Depress the upper lever to start the machine.

- Winter depresses me.

- Lower productivity will eventually depress wages.