What does oppress mean?

Definitions for oppress
əˈprɛsop·press

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word oppress.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oppress, suppress, crush(verb)

    come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority

    "The government oppresses political activists"

  2. persecute, oppress(verb)

    cause to suffer

    "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"

Wiktionary

  1. oppress(Verb)

    Physically to press down on (someone) with harmful effects; to smother, crush.

  2. oppress(Verb)

    To keep down by force

    The rural poor were oppressed by the land-owners.

  3. oppress(Verb)

    To make sad or gloomy

    We were oppressed by the constant grey skies.

  4. Origin: From oppressen, from oppresser, from oppressare, frequentive of opprimere, past participle oppressus, from ob + premere, past participle pressus; see press.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oppress

    o-pres′, v.t. to press against or upon: to use severely: to burden: to lie heavy upon: to constrain: to overpower: to treat unjustly: to load with heavy burdens.—n. Oppress′ion, act of oppressing or treating unjustly or harshly: severity: cruelty: state of being oppressed: misery: hardship: injustice: dullness of spirits: (Shak.) pressure.—adj. Oppress′ive, tending to oppress: overburdensome: treating with severity or injustice: heavy: overpowering: difficult to bear.—adv. Oppress′ively.—ns. Oppress′iveness; Oppress′or, one who oppresses. [Fr.,—L. opprimĕre, oppressumob, against, premĕre, to press.]

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How to say oppress in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oppress in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oppress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of oppress in a Sentence

  1. Vanna Bonta:

    Unfortunately, in our society, power means the ability to dominate and oppress.

  2. Khoabane Theko:

    In my opinion, culture is an instrument that is used to oppress, and especially to oppress women.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    When griping grief the heart doth wound, and doleful dumps the mind oppress, then music, with her silver sound, with speedy help doth lend redress.

  4. Drake Leung:

    Maybe 30 or 40 years ago there were actually more fishermen or farmers in Hong Kong. Now society has changed so much but they still retain this system, this framework to oppress the views of the people.

  5. Saba Farzan:

    The world community with leadership by the Obama administration has thrown human rights under the Persian rug -- literally. Democracy promotion has been sacrificed for the sake of talking endlessly to those who oppress Iranians terribly.

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