Definitions for: Repress


[v] put out of one's consciousness; in psychiatry
[v] conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
[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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*press" (r?-pr?s"), v. t. [Pref. re- + press.]
To press again.


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.


Re*press", n.
The act of repressing. [Obs.]

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

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