Dictionary Results for repress


1. repress - verb

· put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"

Synonym(s): quash, keep_down, subdue, subjugate, reduce

Hypernym(s): oppress, suppress, crush




2. repress - verb

· impede or hinder the natural development or self-expression of

Hypernym(s): impede, hinder




3. repress - verb

· suppress in order to conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a laugh"; "repress a cry of fear"

Synonym(s): smother, stifle, strangle, muffle

Hypernym(s): inhibit, bottle_up, suppress




4. repress - verb

· put out of one's consciousness

Synonym(s): suppress

Hypernym(s): forget, bury




5. repress - verb

· block the action of; "the process of repressing gene transcription";

Hypernym(s): change





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