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oppressverb [T]

us   /əˈpres/
  • oppress verb [T] (RULE)

to govern people in an unfair and cruel way and prevent them from having opportunities and freedom: In his speech he spoke against those who continue to oppress the poor.
  • oppress verb [T] (MAKE UNCOMFORTABLE)

to make a person feel uncomfortable or anxious: He's feeling oppressed by the approach of a deadline.
oppression
noun [U] us   /əˈpreʃ·ən/
There’s less oppression and freer speech here now.
oppressively
adverb us   /əˈpres·ɪv·li/
It was oppressively hot on the bus.
oppressor
noun [C] us   /əˈpres·ər/
They’re not the powerful oppressors that society says they are.
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