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Definition of Repress

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

My hope is that the Chinese government will come to realise that it is futile to repress free speech, and that contrary to what they believe a regime's strength rests not its suppression of a plurality of opinions and ideas, but in its capacity and willingness to encourage them.
Ma Jian
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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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