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Definition of repress:

  1. Hence, to check; to restrain; to keep back.
  2. The act of repressing.
  3. To press again.
  4. To press back or down effectually; to crush down or out; to quell; to subdue; to supress; as, to repress sedition or rebellion; to repress the first risings of discontent.

Synonyms:

hold, slim, constrain, contract, slap down, restrain, bring down, conquer, strangulate, abridge, concentrate, keep under, conceal, mortify, choke, throttle, master, dull, shorten, hamper, number, nullify, deal with, bridle, confine, muffle, dampen, deoxidise, invalidate, tighten, overcome, reduce, thin, come down, boil down, swallow, subject, keep in, scale down, control, circumscribe, mute, curb, keep down, snuff, squash, surround, asphyxiate, crucify, keep back, restraint, hold down, withhold, stamp down, cut back, suffocate, strangle, fence in, quash, quench, tame, chasten, slenderize, put down, tie down, cramp, hold back, infringe, stifle, halter, thin out, subordinate, sink, avoid, suppress, restrict, trim, melt off, burke, crack down, keep, cut, smother, get over, slim down, deoxidize, abbreviate, bottle up, hold in, bind, pocket, subdue, gag, submerge, lose weight, clamp down, dilute, silence, subjugate, crush, put out, damp, limit, surmount, cut down, tone down, trim back, fetter, void, pen in, trim down, annul, manage, decoct, squelch, foreshorten, shrink.

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