Oppress and Repress

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Oppress and Repress :

Dictators commonly oppress their citizens and repress dissent, but these words don’t mean exactly the same thing.

“Repress” just means "keep under control.” sometimes repression is a good thing:

“During the job interview, repress the temptation to tell Mr. Brown that he has toilet paper stuck to his shoe.”

Oppression is always bad, and implies serious persecution.

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