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Definition 1: block the action of - [verb of change]

Samples where repress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the process of repressing gene transcription

(repress is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 2: put out of one's consciousness - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for repress in the sense of this definition

(repress is a kind of ...) dismiss from the mind; stop remembering

"I tried to bury these unpleasant memories"

(repress belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

Definition 3: suppress in order to conceal or hide - [verb of contact]

Samples where repress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • smother a yawn
  • muffle one's anger
  • strangle a laugh
  • repress a cry of fear

Synonyms for repress in the sense of this definition

(repress is a kind of ...) consciously restrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior

"suppress a smile" "he let his anger bottle up until he exploded"

Samples where repress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
  • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
  • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land

Synonyms for repress in the sense of this definition

(repress is a kind of ...) come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority

"The government oppresses political activists"

(repress is a kind of ...) be a hindrance or obstacle to

"She is impeding the progress of our project"

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