how to pronounce oppress


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oppress is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of oppress in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to oppress women that's what having your …”

meanings of oppress


  1. Physically to press down on (someone) with harmful effects; to smother, crush.
  2. To keep down by unjust force.
  3. To make sad or gloomy.

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