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repress

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  • verbkeep back, hold in
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Synonyms for repress

verb keep back, hold in
  • crush
  • inhibit
  • muffle
  • quash
  • quell
  • restrain
  • squelch
  • stifle
  • subdue
  • subjugate
  • suppress
  • bottle
  • chasten
  • check
  • collect
  • compose
  • control
  • cool
  • cork
  • curb
  • hinder
  • kill
  • lock
  • master
  • overcome
  • overpower
  • rein
  • shush
  • silence
  • smother
  • swallow
  • black out
  • gridlock
  • hold back
  • jam up
  • keep in
  • keep in check
  • keep under wraps
  • quelch
  • simmer down
  • throw cold water on
  • tie up

Antonyms for repress

  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • encourage
  • free
  • help
  • let go
  • liberate
  • release
  • start
  • disperse
  • permit
  • scatter
  • surrender
  • yield
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to repress

bottle up

verb. hold in check
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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