HyperDic: oppress

English > 2 senses of the word oppress:
VERBsocialoppress, suppress, crushcome down on or keep down by unjust / unjust / unjust use of one's authority
socialoppress, persecutecause to suffer
oppress > pronunciation
Soundsahpreh's
RhymesABS ... yes: 78 rhymes with ehs...
English > oppress: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningcome down on or keep down by unjust / unjust / unjust use of one's authority.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"The government oppresses political activists"
Synonymssuppress, crush
Narrowerrepress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reducePut down by force or intimidation
Spanishabrumar, oprimir, reprimir
Catalanaclaparar, afeixugar, esclafar, fer callar, oprimir, reprimir
Adjectivesoppressivemarked by unjust / unjust / unjust severity or arbitrary behavior
Nounsoppressionthe act of subjugating by cruelty
oppressora person of authority who subjects / subjects others to undue pressures
English > oppress: 2 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningCause to suffer.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonympersecute
Narrowerpurgeoust politically
Broadertorment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustratetreat cruelly
Adjectivesoppressivemarked by unjust / unjust / unjust severity or arbitrary behavior
Nounsoppressora person of authority who subjects / subjects others to undue pressures

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