Synonyms and Antonyms of repress
1 to put a stop to (something) by the use of force quickly repressed the rebellion in the provincial city and restored order Synonyms of repress clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, put down, quash, quell, silence, slap down, snuff (out), squash, squelch, subdue, suppressWords Related to repress douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench; smother, stifle, strangle, throttle; annihilate, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, nuke, rub out, ruin, smash, waste, wreck; exterminate, obliterate, wipe out; conquer, dominate, overcome, overpower, overwhelm, subdue, subjugate, vanquishNear Antonyms of repress abet, aid, assist, back, help, prop up, support; foment, incite, instigate, provoke, stir, whip (up); advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote
2 to refrain from openly showing or uttering you can't repress your feelings forever, so tell her how you feel about her Synonyms of repress choke (back), hold back, pocket, suppress, sink, smother, stifle, strangle, submerge, swallowWords Related to repress control, govern, manage; bridle, check, curb, quash, quell; bottle up, contain; muffle, squelchNear Antonyms of repress express, loose, release, take out, unleash, vent
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