English Vocabulary: Opress and Repress vs. Supress
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- Opress: to keep down by force or by authority or position, to keep in subjection, to burden or weigh heavily upon,
- Repress: to unconsiously hold something back or forget, to unintentionally make yourself unaware
- Supress to intentionally forget, inhibit or set aside, to keep something from being revealed, to avoid revealing or bringing out
- Financial problems oppressed him all the time.
- His parents always oppressed him in every decision he had to make.
- The abuse was too traumatic that when I asked him if he could relate one instance, he couldn't recount a single one specifically.
- He couldn't remember his father being a heavy, abusive disciplinarian while every other child did.
- He had to suppress feelings of grief due to his recent divorce in order to function well at the victory party.