What is another word for oppress?

1953 synonyms found


[ əpɹˈɛs], [ əpɹˈɛs], [ ə_p_ɹ_ˈɛ_s]

Oppression is a term that refers to the act of subjecting someone to unjust and cruel treatment or control. There are several synonyms for the term which include subjugation, domination, coercion, repression, suppression, tyranny, and exploitation. These terms signify different aspects of oppression, with subjugation and domination describing the use of force or power to gain control over someone, while coercion refers to making someone do something against their will. Repression and suppression refer to the act of suppressing or subduing someone's freedom of expression or action through fear, intimidation, or punishment. Tyranny and exploitation refer to the unfair or oppressive treatment of someone in a position of power over another person.

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What are the opposite words for oppress?

Oppress is a verb meaning to dominate or control through cruel or unjust treatment. Its antonyms, on the other hand, represent the opposite of oppression, like freeing, liberating, and emancipating. Freing means to release or let go, while liberating is the act of setting someone free from bondage or oppression. Emancipating means to grant freedom or independence to an individual or group, usually from social or political restrictions. Enlighten, empower, and uplift are other antonyms to oppress, which represent the positive actions of aiding individuals to resist discrimination or unjust treatment. These antonyms denote the strength and power of bettering the lives of others by fighting against the causes of oppression.

Usage examples for Oppress

They should not oppress the stranger, because they had been strangers and oppressed.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
The difference of plane did not oppress him particularly in Mrs. Venables' presence; he still almost enjoyed it.
"The Furnace"
Rose Macaulay
We sat side by side for several hours, and I was on the point of making some observation to him about the book I was reading merely for the sake of rousing him from the melancholy thoughts which seemed to oppress him.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse

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