Synonyms and Antonyms of oppress

  1. 1 to make sad this gloomy weather is oppressing all of us Synonyms bum (out), burden, dash, deject, get down, depress, sadden, weigh downRelated Words ail, distress, trouble; afflict, torment, torture; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit, get down, unnerve; agitate, bother, concern, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, disturb, exercise, freak (out), perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worryNear Antonyms animate, enliven, invigorate; assure, comfort, console, reassure, solace, soothe; excite, inspire, stimulate; elate, exhilarate; encourage, hearten; delight, gratify, please; boost, elevate, lift, upliftAntonyms brighten, buoy, cheer (up), gladden, lighten, rejoice

  2. 2 to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress a film about a man who is haunted and oppressed by the secrets of his past Synonyms crush, devastate, floor, grind (down), overwhelm, overcome, overmaster, overpower, prostrate, snow under, swamp, whelmRelated Words deluge, drown, sink; confute, defeat, refute; break, demoralize, distress, disturb, rock, shatter, stagger, throw, unman, unnerve, upset

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