Definition of 'repress'
Example sentences containing 'repress'
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Some people have been repressed and held back. Christianity Today (2000)The people are repressed, not brainwashed. Times, Sunday Times (2010) People were repressed, but less so than elsewhere in the region. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)And we don't want to see people repressed as a result of the race. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That's why you repressed your feelings. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Alternatively, they may have had their own justifiable anger repressed when they were powerless to fight back. 50 Ways to Become a Self-Confident Woman (1989) Anger is usually repressed and emerges only as frustration and hopelessness, a disbelief in the ability to control one's own destiny. Mothers who Leave (1994)
Trends of 'repress'
Used Occasionally. repress is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'repress'
British English: repress VERB
If you repress a feeling, you make a deliberate effort not to show or have this feeling.
People who repress their emotions risk having nightmares.
Definition of repress from the Collins English Dictionary
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