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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Repress


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.]