oppress definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to help keep down by extreme and unjust utilization of power or authority: a people who have been oppressed by tyranny.
    • To consider greatly on: Poverty oppresses the spirit.
    • Obsolete To overwhelm or break.
    • To impose excessive burdens upon; to overload; thus, to treat with unjust rigor or with cruelty.
    • To ravish; to break.
    • to place down; to break away; to control.
    • to create a sensation of fat in (some part of the human body).
  • verb:
    • bodily to press down on (some body) with side effects; to smother, crush.
    • to help keep straight down by power
    • To make unfortunate or gloomy
    • cause to experience
    • drop on or hold straight down by unjust utilization of your expert
  • others:
    • To press against or upon.
    • To push unduly upon or against; overburden; weigh down, actually or figuratively: as, oppressed properly or anxiety; oppressed with fear.
    • To overcome or overcome; overbear or overwhelm; suppress; subdue.
    • In order to make languid; affect with lassitude: as, oppressed with all the temperature associated with the weather.
    • to stay or lay heavy concerning: as, excess of meals oppresses the stomach.
    • To weight or burden with cruel, unjust, or unreasonable impositions or restraints; treat with injustice or excessive extent; wield authority over in a burdensome, harsh, or tyrannical way; hold straight down by an unjust exercise of energy.
    • To ravish. Chaucer.

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