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Used when someone with authority stops something forcefully. SlideThe activists claimed the new policy was a way to repress dissent.
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Often suggests unfair or harsh control. SlideCitizens felt repressed by the heavy-handed laws.
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Implies control of abstract things, not physical objects. SlideThe company repressed the information from becoming public.