REPRESS', verb transitive [Latin repressus, reprimo; re and premo, to press.]
1. To crush; to quell; to put down; to subdue; to suppress; as, to repress sedition or rebellion; to repress the first risings of discontent.
2. To check; to restrain.
Such kings favor the innocent, repress the bold.
REPRESS', noun The act of subduing. [Not in use.]