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Definition of Oppress

Oppress
Oppress Op*press", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Oppressed; p. pr. & vb. n. Oppressing.] [F. oppresser, LL. oppressare, fr. L. oppressus, p. p. of opprimere; ob (see Ob-) + premere to press. See Press.] 1. To impose excessive burdens upon; to overload; hence, to treat with unjust rigor or with cruelty. --Wyclif. For thee, oppress[`e]d king, am I cast down. --Shak. Behold the kings of the earth; how they oppress Thy chosen ! --Milton. 2. To ravish; to violate. [Obs.] --Chaucer. 3. To put down; to crush out; to suppress. [Obs.] The mutiny he there hastes to oppress. --Shak. 4. To produce a sensation of weight in (some part of the body); as, my lungs are oppressed by the damp air; excess of food oppresses the stomach.

Meaning of Oppress from wikipedia

- institutional oppression, and economic oppression.[citation needed] The word oppress comes from the Latin oppressus, past participle of opprimere, ("to press...
- Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Portuguese: Pedagogia do Oprimido), is a book written by Brazilian educator Paulo Freire, first written in Portuguese in 1968...
- The Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) describes theatrical forms that the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal first elaborated in the 1970s, initially...
- Oppressing the M****es is second album recorded by the San Francisco Bay Area thrash band Vio-lence. It was released originally in 1990 on Megaforce Records...
- The Oppressed is a Welsh Oi! band that formed in 1981 in Cardiff, Wales. Most of the musicians in the band's various lineups have been skinheads. Throughout...
- majority. Jefferson was steeped in the British Whig tradition of the oppressed majority set against a repeatedly unresponsive court party in the Parliament...
- later supports him after learning his true intentions of helping his oppressed people. No mere bystander to events, Marian risks her life to save Robin...
- "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football...
- shortly moved its office to London. In April 1918, the Rome Congress of Oppressed Nationalities met, including Czechoslovak, Italian, Polish, Transylvanian...
- profits, as well as governments which may use AI to gain power and even oppress their citizenry." Musk has stated he wants to counteract the concentration...
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