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Synonyms of oppress in English:


  • 1 the invaders oppressed the people
    persecute, abuse, maltreat, ill-treat, tyrannize, crush, repress, suppress, subjugate, subdue, keep down, grind down, ride roughshod over, rule with an iron fist/hand
  • 2 the darkness of winter oppressed her
    depress, make gloomy, make despondent, weigh down, weigh heavily on, cast down, dampen someone's spirits, dispirit, dishearten, discourage, sadden, get down, bring down
    archaic deject
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