Definition of 'oppress'
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Is a woman oppressed if she chooses to adhere to a patriarchal ideology? Times, Sunday Times (2010)These people have been oppressed by a corrupt police force for years. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There's another story here of an oppressed people yearning to breathe free. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Poverty was the main way people were oppressed in 1984 and they are today. The Sun (2013)At times when people feel oppressed by their own cynicism, they are signs of hope. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If history has taught us anything, it is that oppressed people naturally crave liberty above all else. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I was too naive to understand that oppressed people have a problem with fixation too. Christianity Today (2000)Indeed, quite early on there is a disturbing section on how people often feel oppressed by this fast-moving environment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Used Occasionally. oppress is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'oppress'
British English: oppress VERB
To oppress people means to treat them cruelly, or to prevent them from having the same opportunities, freedom, and benefits as others.
These people often are oppressed by the governments of the countries they find themselves in.
Definition of oppress from the Collins English Dictionary
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