repress has definitions from the fields of psychiatry,politics
1
[ verb ] (politics) put down by force or intimidation

Examples

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

Used in print

(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)

New ideas were dangerous and must be repressed , no_matter_how .

Hence , the only defensible procedure is to repress any and every notion , unless it gives evidence that it is perfectly safe .

Related terms

oppress clamp_down overcomer

2
[ verb ] quieten or silence (a sound) or make (an image) less visible

Related terms

suppress hush smotherer

3
[ verb ] (psychiatry) put out of one's consciousness; in psychiatry

Synonyms

suppress

Related terms

forget swallow psychiatry

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