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1. repress

verb. ['riːˈprɛs'] put down by force or intimidation.

Synonyms

  • subdue
  • oppress
  • crush
  • subjugate
  • keep down
  • suppress
  • reduce

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • validate
  • rehabilitate
  • lose

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Words that Rhyme with Repress

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  • nevertheless
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  • l'express
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  • tcas
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  • reinvests
  • progress
  • kjos
  • hces
  • express'
  • express
  • distress
  • compress
  • cmos
  • adss
  • abts
  • uys
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  • undress
  • suppress
  • suggests
  • success
  • requests
  • regress
  • redress

How do you pronounce repress?

Pronounce repress as riˈprɛs.

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Example sentences of the word repress


1. Verb, base form
Even failure to repress or support a known mutiny can carry with it the death sentence.

Quotes containing the word repress


1. Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
- Calvin Coolidge

2. To have a childhood surrounded by people like Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh sounds glitzy, but for years I wanted to repress it. I couldn't take that kind of power and success.
- Michael Korda

3. Our individuality is all, all, that we have. There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society, but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures it and rides it in, in grace and love and wit, from peculiar station to peculiar station along life's bittersweet route.
- Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

2. repress

verb. ['riːˈprɛs'] conceal or hide.

Synonyms

  • strangle
  • subdue
  • conquer
  • muffle
  • suppress
  • stifle
  • inhibit
  • stamp down
  • smother

Antonyms

  • be born
  • free
  • stimulate
  • orderliness

3. repress

verb. ['riːˈprɛs'] block the action of.

Antonyms

  • louden

4. repress

verb. ['riːˈprɛs'] put out of one's consciousness.

Synonyms

  • swallow
  • suppress
  • forget

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • be well
  • consume
  • sharpen
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