verb (used with object)
Origin of oppress
SYNONYMS FOR oppress
Can be confusedoppress repress
Examples from the Web for oppressed
She has championed women in countries where they are oppressed through Vital Voices.
So much of the fear the media tries to stoke in me is fear of the oppressed underdog lashing out.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage|Arthur Chu|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And if you look at history, women are an oppressed category of people.Joseph Gordon-Levitt on ‘Sin City’ and Why He Considers Himself a Male Feminist|Marlow Stern|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is an astounding thing to behold —everyday Christians putting their lives on the line for an oppressed people.
Like King, he would give potent voice to the claims of the oppressed, and the moral necessity of racial justice.Full Text of President Obama's Eulogy for Nelson Mandela|The Daily Beast|December 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And then the oppressed heart, acknowledging the charm, will turn from all that Nature gives to what she must bring.Australian Pictures|Howard Willoughby
The empire did not encourage literature, it silenced philosophy, and oppressed the talent that did not glorify itself.The Women of the French Salons|Amelia Gere Mason
It is a melancholy result of civilization that the “most respectable women are the most oppressed.”Mary Wollstonecraft|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
She carries it a long time, saddened and oppressed by it, till at last she can bear it no longer.Hawthorne|Henry James, Junr.
The cry of her heart was, “O Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me.”A Forgotten Hero|Emily Sarah Holt