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oppress

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoppressop‧press /əˈpres/ verb [transitive]  1 CONTROLto treat a group of people unfairly or cruelly, and prevent them from having the same rights that other people in society have native tribes oppressed by the authorities2 FREE TO DO WHAT YOU WANTto make someone feel unhappy, worried, or uncomfortable The gloom in the chapel oppressed her. Grammar Oppress is often used in the passive.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
oppressSince colonial times, black people in South Africa have been oppressed by the white minority."My people were oppressed by your people for three hundred years, " Cavita commented.They oppress, depress and divide the forces of possible resistance, and turn ordinary people against them.The loneliness of her little apartment oppressed her.The weight of inexpressible or pointless words oppressed him.They no longer supply pretexts for local bullies to oppress, nor reason for western governments to turn a blind eye.In fact culture can be used as another guise under which one group can hide to oppress the other.Machines serve us: technology serves us; our habits oppress us, and enslave us.Marxists have studied the role of the family in oppressing women.
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Verb table
oppress
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoppress
he, she, itoppresses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoppressed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave oppressed
he, she, ithas oppressed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad oppressed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill oppress
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have oppressed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam oppressing
he, she, itis oppressing
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you, we, theyare oppressing
Past
I, he, she, itwas oppressing
you, we, theywere oppressing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been oppressing
he, she, ithas been oppressing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been oppressing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be oppressing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been oppressing
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