repress - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/rɪˈpres/
present tense
I/you/we/theyrepress
he/she/itrepresses
present participlerepressing
past tenserepressed
past participlerepressed
  1. 1
    to prevent yourself from showing a feeling

    I couldn’t repress my curiosity.

    Repressing an impulse to laugh out loud, she thanked him and walked out.