Definitions for (verb) repress

Main entry: repress

Definition: block the action of


Main entry: suppress, repress

Definition: put out of one's consciousness


Main entry: repress, smother, stifle, strangle, muffle

Definition: conceal or hide

Usage: smother a yawn; muffle one's anger; strangle a yawn


Main entry: subdue, subjugate, quash, reduce, repress, keep down

Definition: put down by force or intimidation

Usage: The government quashes any attempt of an uprising; China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently; The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land