Definition of repress
- injustice was repressed
- repress a disturbance
- repressed a laugh
- repressed her anger
- repressed the memory of abuse
Religious groups were severely repressed.
quickly repressed the rebellion in the provincial city and restored order
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: to not allow yourself to do or express (something)
: to not allow yourself to remember (something, such as an unpleasant event)
: to control (someone or something) by force
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