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Present participle for to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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“He was obliged to repress his true feelings, and to act as if he were not worthy to hold their shoes.”
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Present participle for to (attempt to) quell or put an end to
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“Their government has chosen to isolate them, stunt their economic growth, and repress their ability to speak freely.”
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Present participle for to oppress or subjugate someone, or a group of people, through the use of force
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“Horrendous weapons of war were used to kill and repress the people as they struggled to determine their own destiny.”
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Present participle for to defeat, subdue or overcome with superior strength
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Present participle for to make less powerful or intense, thereby easier to control
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Present participle for to stifle or refrain from openly expressing
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Present participle for try to forget
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Present participle for to make unclear or difficult to understand
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Present participle for to decrease or reduce in sensitivity
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Present participle for to frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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Present participle for to persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats
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Present participle for to diminish the confidence or courage of
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Present participle for to punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude, etc)
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Present participle for to remove or alter parts considered offensive or unseemly
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Present participle for to hold or maintain
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Present participle for to punish or reprimand (someone) for a fault or crime
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(in psychoanalytic theory) Present participle for to divert or modify (an instinctual impulse) into a culturally higher or socially more acceptable activity
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That causes discouragement
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Adjective
That serves to suppress
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