repress - Dictionary definition and meaning for word repress

(verb) put down by force or intimidation
Synonyms : keep down , quash , reduce , subdue , subjugate
Example Sentence
  • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
  • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
  • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land

(verb) conceal or hide
Synonyms : muffle , smother , stifle , strangle
Example Sentence
  • smother a yawn
  • muffle one's anger
  • strangle a yawn

(verb) put out of one's consciousness
Synonyms : suppress

(verb) block the action of
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for repress

re+press..1st thing that cums to mind wen u hear d word press is pressing the boobs of a gal..wen yo u press them 4 d 2nd time(re) she blocks you..hence repress is to block the feelings or control the feelings..
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by Ani

re+PRESS...crush or impell forcibly not to do a thing
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by sujeethraj

repress X express
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by garrulous

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