oppress oppress  /ə ˈprɛs/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
  2. (v) cause to suffer

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Usage(s):

  1. And yet he has found a way to think kindly of those who oppress his people and vilify his name.
  2. Of course, in the spectrum of ways the clerics can oppress women and restrict their rights, this is perhaps not the most alarming.
  3. It would be better to disarm and disband this little army before it grows, through American largess, into another force to oppress the population here.

News

  • Fox & Friends Hosts Savage Obama For Negotiating With Terrorist, Anti-Women Taliban

    On Wednesday, The hosts of Fox & Friends attacked the White House’s plan to begin direct negotiations with the Taliban. The Fox News hosts reported that the Taliban continues to execute attacks on Americans, refuses to observe a cease fire, and oversaw a repressive government which oppressed women while they were in power. They asked why the United States would bother to “negotiate with ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Mediaite

Quotes

  1. "Men must teach each other that real men do not violate or oppress women and that a woman's place is not just in the home or the field, but in schools and offices and boardrooms," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
    on Mar 30, 2009 By: Desmond Tutu Source: Deccan Herald

  2. "Times can blind us to certain truths and later generations can see that laws once thought necessary and proper, in fact, serve only to oppress," Takei wrote.
    on May 20, 2008 By: George Takei Source: WESH.com

  3. "In 1972, nine countries had ballistic missiles," Cheney said. "Today, it is at least 27. And that includes hostile regimes that oppress their own people, seek to intimidate and dominate their neighbors and actively support terrorist groups."
    on Mar 11, 2008 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: FOXNews

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