repress

  • 1 Repress — Re*press (r? pr?s ), v. t. [Pref. re + press: cf. L. reprimere, repressum. Cf. {Reprimand}.] 1. 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 repress — [ri pres′] vt. [ME repressen < L repressus, pp. of reprimere: see RE & PRESS1] 1. to keep down or hold back; restrain [to repress a sigh] 2. to put down; subdue 3. to control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Repress — Re*press (r? pr?s ), v. t. [Pref. re + press.] To press again. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Repress — Re*press , n. The act of repressing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 repress — I verb allay, bottle up, bridle, censor, check, choke, comprimere, control, cork, crush, curb, damp, dampen, deaden, domineer, dull, enchain, gag, hinder, hobble, hold back, hold in, hush, inhibit, keep down, keep in, keep in check, keep under… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 repress — late 14c., to check, restrain, from L. repressus, pp. of reprimere hold back, check, from re back + premere to push (see PRESS (Cf. press) (v.1)). Used of feelings or desires from late 14c.; in the purely psychological sense, it represents Ger.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 repress — *suppress Analogous words: *restrain, curb, check, inhibit: subdue, overcome (see CONQUER) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 repress — [v] keep back, hold in black out*, bottle, chasten, check, collect, compose, control, cool*, cork*, crush, curb, gridlock*, hinder, hold back, inhibit, jam up, keep in, keep in check, keep under wraps*, kill*, lock, master, muffle, overcome,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 repress — ► VERB 1) subdue by force. 2) restrain, prevent, or inhibit. 3) suppress (a thought or feeling) in oneself so that it becomes or remains unconscious. DERIVATIVES represser noun repressible adjective repression noun. ORIGIN …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 repress — 01. As a child, she always had to [repress] her anger because her parents wouldn t allow her to argue with them. 02. If you always [repress] your feelings, you could end up with high blood pressure or something. 03. His long [repressed]… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 repress — [[t]rɪpre̱s[/t]] represses, repressing, repressed 1) VERB If you repress a feeling, you make a deliberate effort not to show or have this feeling. [V n] People who repress their emotions risk having nightmares... [V n] It is anger that is… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 repress — verb ADVERB ▪ barely ▪ She could barely repress a sigh of relief. ▪ brutally, harshly, violently ▪ The organized opposition has been brutally repressed …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 repress — UK [rɪˈpres] / US verb [transitive] Word forms repress : present tense I/you/we/they repress he/she/it represses present participle repressing past tense repressed past participle repressed 1) a) to prevent yourself from showing a feeling I… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 repress — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French represser, from Latin repressus, past participle of reprimere to check, from re + premere to press more at press Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to check by or as if by pressure ; curb <… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 repress — re·press ri pres vt 1) to exclude from consciousness <repress conflicts> 2) to inactivate (a gene or formation of a gene product) by allosteric combination at a DNA binding site …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 repress — re|press [ rı pres ] verb transitive 1. ) to prevent yourself from showing a feeling: I couldn t repress my curiosity. Repressing an impulse to laugh out loud, she thanked him and walked out. a ) to refuse to admit that you have a particular… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 repress — verb 1》 subdue by force. 2》 restrain, prevent, or inhibit.     ↘suppress (a thought, feeling, or desire) in oneself so that it becomes or remains unconscious. 3》 Biology prevent the transcription of (a gene). Derivatives represser noun… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 repress — verb (T) 1 to stop yourself expressing a feeling: I could hardly repress my laughter. 2 to control a group of people by force compare suppress (1) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 repress — repressible, adj. /ri pres /, v.t. 1. to keep under control, check, or suppress (desires, feelings, actions, tears, etc.). 2. to keep down or suppress (anything objectionable). 3. to put down or quell (sedition, disorder, etc.). 4. to reduce… …

    Universalium

  • 20 repress — 1. noun The act of repressing. 2. verb a) To press again. b) To prevent forcefully an upheaval from developing further …

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