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Synonyms for repressrɪˈprɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce(verb)

    put down by force or intimidation

    Synonyms:
    chasten, strangle, get over, suppress, concentrate, master, conquer, avoid, quash, slim down, boil down, surmount, scale down, annul, trim down, thin out, inhibit, lose weight, decoct, cut, foreshorten, nullify, abbreviate, trim, slenderize, subject, shorten, deoxidise, crucify, subjugate, cut down, abridge, reduce, contract, melt off, subdue, curb, stamp down, invalidate, deoxidize, come down, subordinate, tame, number, mortify, dilute, slim, shrink, smother, thin, bring down, trim back, cut back, overcome, muffle, keep down, stifle, void, repress, tighten

  2. smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress(verb)

    conceal or hide

    Synonyms:
    keep down, cramp, muffle, surround, quash, halter, suppress, asphyxiate, subjugate, gag, mute, strangulate, throttle, reduce, hamper, repress, put out, damp, suffocate, dull, smother, choke, stifle, dampen, tone down, strangle, subdue

  3. suppress, repress(verb)

    put out of one's consciousness

    Synonyms:
    keep down, muffle, bottle up, oppress, stamp down, inhibit, reduce, repress, subjugate, smother, crush, quash, stifle, suppress, conquer, curb, strangle, subdue

  4. repress(verb)

    block the action of

    Synonyms:
    stifle, subdue, subjugate, muffle, strangle, keep down, smother, reduce, suppress, quash

Wiktionary

  1. repress(verb)

    To prevent forcefully an upheaval from developing further.

    Synonyms:
    subdue, quell, crush out, suppress

  2. repress(verb)

    Hence, to check; to keep back.

    Synonyms:
    restrain, hold back

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. repress

    To restrain is to hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral force. Constrain is positive; restrain is negative; one is constrained to an action; he is restrained from an action. Constrain refers almost exclusively to moral force, restrain frequently to physical force, as when we speak of putting one under restraint. To restrain an action is to hold it partially or wholly in check, so that it is under pressure even while it acts; to restrict an action is to fix a limit or boundary which it may not pass, but within which it is free. To repress, literally to press back, is to hold in check, and perhaps only temporarily, that which is still very active; it is a feebler word than restrain; to suppress is finally and effectually to put down; suppress is a much stronger word than restrain; as, to suppress a rebellion. Compare ARREST; BIND; KEEP.

    Synonyms:
    abridge, bridle, check, circumscribe, confine, constrain, curb, hinder, hold, hold back, hold in, keep, keep back, keep down, keep in, keep under, restrain, restrict, suppress, withhold

    Antonyms:
    aid, animate, arouse, emancipate, encourage, excite, free, impel, incite, let loose, release, set free

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. repress(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    suppress, subdue, crush, quell, overpower, overcome, put down

  2. repress(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    restrain, check, curb, bridle, control, chasten, rein in, sober down

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

suppress, oppress, stifle, quell, suppressing, punish


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