NOTE: A process is occuring - 'depress' is a causitive verb causing a change of state
NOTE: Not a mere description of state, a NP1 is causing a change of state to NP2
This weather depresses me.
Doesn't it depress you listening to the news these days?
It depresses me to think that people would judge me so quickly by my appearance.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
This drug helps depress high hormone levels.
The drought depressed the water level in the reservoirs.
The glut of oil depressed gas prices.
The rising inflation depressed the economy.
A surplus of corn has helped depress the grain market.
The rise in the value of the dollar has depressed the company's profits this year.
High interest rates are continuing to depress the economy.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 5
Commentary: Physically push or press
Slowly depress the brake pedal.
Depress the space bar on the typewriter.
Gaudi added a fifth floor, depressed the roof, and added a new facade.
After the snowmobiles depressed the snow, stumps were uncovered.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4