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repress

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪˈpres/
FEELINGS to stop yourself from showing your true feelings: Brigitta repressed a sudden desire to cry.Controlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotions
CONTROL PEOPLE to control what people do, especially by using forceControlling and being in chargeRuling and governing
repression
 
 
/rɪˈpreʃən/ noun [U]
the act of repressing someone or somethingRuling and governingLimiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
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