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.

oppress frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word oppress occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics oppress can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that oppress can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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