Repress



verb (used with object)
1.
to keep under control, check, or suppress (desires, feelings, actions, tears, etc.).
2.
to keep down or suppress (anything objectionable).
3.
to put down or quell (sedition, disorder, etc.).
4.
to reduce (persons) to subjection.
5.
Psychoanalysis. to reject (painful or disagreeable ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses) from the conscious mind.
verb (used without object)
6.
to initiate or undergo repression.
verb (used with or without object)
1.
to press again or anew.
verb (transitive)
1.
to keep (feelings, etc) under control; suppress or restrain: to repress a desire
2.
to put into a state of subjugation: to repress a people
3.
(psychoanal) to banish (thoughts and impulses that conflict with conventional standards of conduct) from one’s conscious mind

repress re·press (rĭ-prěs’)
v. re·pressed, re·press·ing, re·press·es

To hold back by an act of volition.

To exclude something from the conscious mind.

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