Simple Definition of oppress
: to treat (a person or group of people) in a cruel or unfair way
: to make (someone) feel sad or worried for a long period of time
Examples of oppress
The country has long been oppressed by a ruthless dictator.
They condemned attempts by the government to oppress its citizens.
people who have traditionally been oppressed by society
Synonym Discussion of oppress
Rhymes with oppress
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