|1.||to keep (feelings, etc) under control; suppress or restrain: to repress a desire|
|2.||to put into a state of subjugation: to repress a people|
|3.||psychoanal to banish (thoughts and impulses that conflict with conventional standards of conduct) from one's conscious mind|
|[C14: from Latin reprimere to press back, from |
repress re·press (rĭ-prěs')
v. re·pressed, re·press·ing, re·press·es
To hold back by an act of volition.
To exclude something from the conscious mind.