Meaning of oppress
Pronunciation: (u-pres'), [key]
- to burden with cruel or unjust impositions or restraints; subject to a burdensome or harsh exercise of authority or power: a people oppressed by totalitarianism.
- to lie heavily upon (the mind, a person, etc.): Care and sorrow oppressed them.
- to weigh down, as sleep or weariness does.
- to put down; subdue or suppress.
- to press upon or against; crush.
- oppress (Thesaurus)