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repressverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈpres/
to not ​allow something, ​especiallyfeelings, to be ​expressed: He repressed a ​suddendesire to ​cry. to ​control what ​people do, ​especially by using ​force
(Definition of repress from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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repressverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈpres/
to ​preventfeelings, ​desires, or ​ideas from being ​expressed: In the end, it was ​impossible to repress her ​emotions. The ​government repressed all ​reports from the ​region.
repressed
adjective  us   /rɪˈprest/
repressed ​memories
repression
noun [U]  us   /rɪˈpreʃ·ən/
The ​reportdealt with the repression of ​civilliberties during the ​period.
repressive
adjective  us   /rɪˈpres·ɪv/
The ​militaryregime was repressive and ​corrupt.
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