Synonyms of repressing


1. repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce, oppress, suppress, crush

usage: put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"

2. smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress, suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb

usage: conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"

3. suppress, repress, forget, bury

usage: put out of one's consciousness

4. repress, change

usage: block the action of


1. inhibitory, repressive, repressing, restrictive (vs. unrestrictive)

usage: restrictive of action; "a repressive regime"; "an overly strict and inhibiting discipline"

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