What is another word for oppresses?

Pronunciation: [əpɹˈɛsɪz] (IPA)

The term "oppresses" is often used to describe situations where one group or individual holds power over another and abuses that power in some way. Synonyms to the word "oppresses" include words such as "dominates," "subjugates," and "suppresses." "Dominates" implies control or authority over another, while "subjugates" suggests the act of bringing someone under control or submitting them to one's will. "Suppresses," on the other hand, suggests the act of forcibly restraining or preventing something from happening. Other possible synonyms for "oppresses" include "tyrannizes," "enslaves," "represses," and "overpowers." These words all suggest some form of mistreatment or abuse of control over another.

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Usage examples for Oppresses

To fast and afflict one's soul is nothing, if in the day of fasting one smites with the fist and oppresses his labourers.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
The atmosphere here oppresses me, I must breathe the fresh air, I already feel better, since I have risen.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse
What would I not give to be able to aid you in bearing the load which oppresses you!
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse

Famous quotes with Oppresses

  • The thing which grieves and oppresses my heart with respect to poor Scotland, is the hardness of heart manifest in the levity and cruelty with which they speak of others.
    Edward Irving
  • We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
    Carl Jung
  • Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
    Vladimir Lenin
  • Kafka truly illustrates the way the environment oppresses the individual. He shows how the unconscious controls our lives.
    Manuel Puig
  • We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
    Carl Jung

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