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What is another word for oppressing?

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Present participle for to put down or control by cruelty or force
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“He uses stealthy means to savagely oppress the common people.”
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Present participle for cause distress or anxiety to
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“On the way, London's ancient, massive buildings, black statues and dirt surround me, oppress and burden me.”
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Present participle for to overcome with mental or emotional stress
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Present participle for to cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress
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Present participle for to bully or threaten, especially by causing others to feel frightened
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Present participle for to mistreat or do an injustice to
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Present participle for to treat someone badly, cruelly or unkindly
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Present participle for to exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
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Present participle for to overload or overtax
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Present participle for to cause pain through mistreatment
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Present participle for to burden, load or encumber with
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Present participle for to have power and influence over
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Present participle for to oppressively cause someone or something to do too much work
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Present participle for make or become angry, unhappy, or gloomy
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Present participle for to violently subdue (opposition or a rebellion)
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Present participle for to take control or possession of something or a place
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Present participle for to work arduously in pursuit of an aim or goal
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Present participle for to make excessive demands on
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Present participle for to exploit someone for one's own benefit, especially in an underhanded way
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Present participle for to verbally criticize harshly, especially with insulting language
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Present participle for to impede the work or progress of
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Present participle for to extort something, especially money, from someone by putting them under strong pressure
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Present participle for to cause to become tired, weary or fatigued
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Causing or inspiring fear, dread or alarm
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“Without local stooges to stand between them and the people, they'll have to do all the oppressing themselves.”
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