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Meaning of REPRESS

Pronunciation:  ree'pres

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  put out of one's consciousness; in psychiatry
  2. [v]  conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
  3. [v]  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"

REPRESS is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: keep down, muffle, quash, reduce, smother, stifle, strangle, subdue, subjugate, suppress
 See Also: bury, clamp down, conquer, crush, curb, forget, inhibit, oppress, stamp down, subdue, suppress, suppress, swallow



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*press"\ (r?-pr?s"), v. t. [Pref. re- + press.]
    To press again.
  2. \Re*press"\ (r?-pr?s"), v. t. [Pref. re- + press: cf. L.
    reprimere, repressum. Cf. {Reprimand}.]
    1. To press back or down effectually; to crush down or out;
       to quell; to subdue; to supress; as, to repress sedition
       or rebellion; to repress the first risings of discontent.
    2. Hence, to check; to restrain; to keep back.
             Desire of wine and all delicious drinks, . . . Thou
             couldst repress.                      --Milton.
    Syn: To crush; overpower; subdue; suppress; restrain; quell;
         curb; check.
  3. \Re*press"\, n.
    The act of repressing. [Obs.]