Synonyms of oppress


1. oppress, suppress, crush

usage: come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists"

2. persecute, oppress, torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate

usage: cause to suffer; "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"

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Definition and meaning of oppress (Dictionary)