Associations to the word «Oppressed»


OPPRESS, verb. (obsolete) Physically to press down on (someone) with harmful effects; to smother, crush.
OPPRESS, verb. (transitive) To keep down by force
OPPRESS, verb. (transitive) To make sad or gloomy

Dictionary definition

OPPRESS, verb. Come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists".
OPPRESS, verb. Cause to suffer; "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union".

Wise words

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