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Definitions of oppress

  1. To impose excessive burdens upon; to overload; hence, to treat with unjust rigor or with cruelty. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To ravish; to violate. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To put down; to crush out; to suppress. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To burden; crush by hardships or severity; weigh heavily upon; as, to be oppressed with anxiety; tyrannize over. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To use severely: to burden: to lie heavy upon: to constrain: to overpower. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To govern severely and unjustly; weigh down; burden; depress. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To load or overburden; to overpower; to lie heavy on. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To treat with unjust rigour, severity, or hardship; to overburden; to sit or lie heavily on. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Oppressor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for oppress

  1. And woe to you if he come not; and woe to you if you oppress the true believers in your realm. – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  2. Kollomietzev had come away on a two months' leave to look after his estate, that is, to threaten and oppress his peasants a little more. – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
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