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synonyms for repress

  • 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
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antonyms for repress

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  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • encourage
  • free
  • help
  • let go
  • liberate
  • release
  • start
  • disperse
  • permit
  • scatter
  • surrender
  • yield
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How to use repress in a sentence

Using technology to discriminate against people, or to surveil and repress them, would clearly be unethical.
WHAT BUDDHISM CAN DO FOR AI ETHICSAMY NORDRUMJANUARY 6, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
All of them are pinched with unease, a vague anxiety repressed during the day but unleashed once the lights go off.
SIMON HAN’S ‘NIGHTS WHEN NOTHING HAPPENED’ IS A POIGNANT STUDY OF THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCERON CHARLESNOVEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Multiple news reports in recent years have detailed how Beijing uses tech surveillance in Xinjiang to repress its Uighur population.
THE WORLD’S LARGEST SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM IS GROWING—AND SO IS THE BACKLASHGRADY MCGREGORNOVEMBER 3, 2020FORTUNE
In a country of amnesiacs that observes Labor Day with all the energy of a repressed yawn, this story is a rousing celebration of the forgotten heroes who devoted their lives and shed their blood to ensure the dignity of American work.
‘THE COLD MILLIONS,’ JESS WALTER’S CELEBRATION OF FORGOTTEN HEROES, IS ONE OF THE MOST CAPTIVATING NOVELS OF THE YEARRON CHARLESOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
She is confusing and frightening and probably violent, and the only thing we can do with her is violently repress her, shove her into the attic and hope she doesn’t cause too much trouble.
GOTHIC NOVELS ARE OBSESSED WITH BORDERS. MEXICAN GOTHIC TAKES FULL ADVANTAGE.CONSTANCE GRADYOCTOBER 16, 2020VOX
The Women of England, of whatever rank, studiously avoid peculiarities of dress or manner and repress idiosyncrasies of character.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Gilbert made a great clatter with his knife and fork, to conceal the laugh that he could not repress.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
She did not answer, but her mobile, painted lips quivered, as if she were trying to repress a smile and were not quite succeeding.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
He had to repress a smile as he followed where the other led him to a gray speedster in a distant corner of the open concourse.
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Stirling was never addicted to mincing matters, but Weston could not quite repress a grin.
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WORDS RELATED TO REPRESS

  • box up
  • bring to naught
  • check
  • collar
  • contain
  • coop up
  • cork
  • corner
  • cover up
  • cramp
  • curb
  • enclose
  • entrap
  • hold back
  • hold down
  • hold in
  • keep back
  • keep feeling inside oneself
  • keep secret
  • repress
  • restrain
  • restrict
  • shut in
  • suppress
  • trap
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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