verb (used with object)
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Origin of oppress
synonym study for oppress
OTHER WORDS FROM oppress
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH oppressoppress , repress.
Example sentences from the Web for oppress
In order to be elusive and to have longevity, the oppressor has learned to kill MEN while their bodies remain alive.
So many of you ARE MEN but you got trapped by the oppressor.
This man, your oppressor, is automatically morally defeated, and if he has any conscience, he is ashamed.Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.|Alex Haley|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When you have a cause, the best way to express yourself is artistically,” he says, against “the scissor of the oppressor.Hani Abbas Extends the Vital Tradition of Political Cartooning in the Mideast|Patrick Hilsman|October 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In essence, a no-fly zone takes away a single tool of violence—the use of aviation—possessed by the oppressor.
Robert Keable urging the Automaton called Citizen to turn on his oppressor.Nonsenseorship|G. G. Putnam and Others
My father now was gone, gone where the voice of the oppressor is no more heard.Early Western Travels 1748-1846|Various
Once in twenty-four hours this mountain cleaves asunder to let my oppressor take the air.The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book|Constance Cary Harrison
Mrs. Pimble said another milk-sop had come among them to fawn and giggle in the face of the oppressor, man.Eventide|Effie Afton
At one end of the scale, high up in luxury and pride, was the Spanish Conqueror and oppressor.