Definition of “repress” - English Dictionary

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repressverb [ T ]

us /rɪˈpres/

to prevent feelings, desires, or ideas from being expressed:

In the end, it was impossible to repress her emotions.
The government repressed all reports from the region.
adjective us /rɪˈprest/

repressed memories
noun [ U ] us /rɪˈpreʃ·ən/

The report dealt with the repression of civil liberties during the period.
adjective us /rɪˈpres·ɪv/

The military regime was repressive and corrupt.

(Definition of “repress” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)