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OPPRESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oppress mean? 

OPPRESS (verb)
  The verb OPPRESS has 2 senses:

1. come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
2. cause to suffer

  Familiarity information: OPPRESS used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OPPRESS (verb)


Sense 1oppress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

crush; oppress; suppress

Context example:

The government oppresses political activists

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "oppress"):

keep down; quash; reduce; repress; subdue; subjugate (put down by force or intimidation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2oppress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to suffer

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

persecute; oppress

Context example:

Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union

Hypernyms (to "oppress" is one way to...):

bedevil; crucify; dun; frustrate; rag; torment (treat cruelly)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "oppress"):

purge (oust politically)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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