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Definition of Repress


  1. To press again.
  2. 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.
  3. Hence, to check; to restrain; to keep back.
  4. The act of repressing.

Repress Quotations

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament.
Vladimir Lenin

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

No one tells you that your life is effectively over when you have a child: that you're never going to draw another complacent breath again... or that whatever level of hypochondria and rage you'd learned to repress and live with is going to seem like the good old days.
Anne Lamott

From the first time someone says, Who do you think you are? we learn how to repress.
Lauryn Hill

Tea does our fancy aid, Repress those vapours which the head invade, And keeps that palace of the soul serene.
Edmund Waller
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Repress Translations

repress in Latin is compescor, cohibeo, confuto, confuto
repress in Spanish is reprimir
repress in Swedish is undertrycka
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