- vt. 抑制；镇压（叛乱等）；约束
- vi. 抑制；镇压
- repress: see press
- repress (v.)
- late 14c., "to check, restrain," from Latin repressus, past participle of reprimere "hold back, curb," figuratively "check, confine, restrain, refrain," from re- "back" (see re-) + premere "to push" (see press (v.1)).
Used of feelings or desires from late 14c.; in the purely psychological sense, it represents German verdrängen (Freud, 1893), first attested 1904 (implied in repressed). Meaning "to put down" (a rebellion, etc.) is from late 15c. Related: Repressed; repressing.
- 1. By pushing aside unpleasant thoughts they merely repress these thoughts.
- 2. I couldn't repress a sigh of admiration.
- 3. People who repress their emotions risk having nightmares.
- 4. to repress a smile
- 5. Their voracity is legendary and even the most hardened warriors cannot repress a shiver if one speaks about them.
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