repress
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɹəˈpɹɛs/
Verb

repress (represses, present participle repressing; past and past participle repressed)

  1. (transitive) To forcefully prevent an upheaval from developing further.
    to repress rebellion or sedition
    to repress the first risings of discontent
  2. (transitive, by extension) To check; to keep back.
    • 1671, John Milton, Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: Printed by J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398 ↗, lines 542–544, page 37 ↗:
      Deſire of wine and all delicious drinks […] Thou couldſt repreſs,
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • French: retenir
  • Russian: сдерживать
  • Spanish: reprimir
Verb

repress (represses, present participle repressing; past and past participle repressed)

  1. To press again.
    to repress a vinyl record
Noun

repress (plural represses)

  1. A record pressed again; a repressing.



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