Also, expect attempts to repress it by those in power—who stand to directly lose the most.
Saudi Arabia wanted to establish an Islamic state in Afghanistan and repress Shia (it wants the same in Syria today).
Krampus makes manifest the shadow sides of human nature that Christianity seeks to repress.
The deal with the Iranian government will give them a free hand to repress activists and keep political prisoners behind bars.
Of course Saddam Hussein tended to repress or kill most of his opponents.
This declaration was so unexpected that Thrse could not repress a sudden laughing exclamation.
She was quite unable to repress a vulgar interest in the menials that served her.
But when little Ali was brought out and he began to play on his kanoon, his harp, it was impossible to repress Naomi's excitement.
The older man could not repress a cold smile—it had had more effect than he had hoped.
Many savages do not repress the signs of fear so much as Europeans; and they often tremble greatly.
late 14c., "to check, restrain," from Latin repressus, past participle of reprimere "hold back, curb," figuratively "check, confine, restrain, refrain," from re- "back" (see re-) + premere "to push" (see press (v.1)).
Used of feelings or desires from late 14c.; in the purely psychological sense, it represents German verdrängen (Freud, 1893), first attested 1904 (implied in repressed). Meaning "to put down" (a rebellion, etc.) is from late 15c. Related: Repressed; repressing.
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.