Difference between Suppress and Curb

What is the difference between Suppress and Curb?

Suppress as a verb is to hold in place, to keep low, to prevent publication. while Curb as a verb is to check, restrain or control.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To hold in place, to keep low, to prevent publication. To forbid the use of evidence at trial because it is improper or was improperly obtained.

Example sentence: The Japanese have a strong tendency to suppress their own feelings. That's the Japanese character. They kill their own emotions.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To check, restrain or control.To rein in.To furnish with a curb.To force to "bite the curb" (hit the pavement curb); see curb stomp.To damage vehicle wheels or tires by running into or over a pavement curb.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: A row of concrete along the edge of a road.A raised margin along the edge of something, as a strengthening.Something that checks or restrains.A riding or driving bit for a horse that has rein action which amplifies the pressure in the mouth by leverage advantage placing pressure on the poll via the crown piece of the bridle and chin groove via a curb chain.

Example sentence: We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by.

We hope you now know whether to use Suppress or Curb in your sentence.

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