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What is another word for oppress?

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To put down or control by cruelty or force
“He uses stealthy means to savagely oppress the common people.”
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To cause distress or anxiety to
“On the way, London's ancient, massive buildings, black statues, and dirt surround me, oppress and burden me.”
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To overcome with mental or emotional stress
“The tendency of the present civilization is to oppress them with labor.”
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To forcefully or violently subdue (opposition or a rebellion)
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“Conan believed it was best to oppress his enemies, see them driven before him, and hear the lamentations of the women.”
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To cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress
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To bully or threaten, especially by causing others to feel frightened
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To mistreat or do an injustice to
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To exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
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To overload or overtax
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To oppressively cause someone or something to do too much work
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To make or become angry, unhappy, or gloomy
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To impede the work or progress of
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To take control or possession of something or a place
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To work arduously in pursuit of an aim or goal
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To criticize, especially with insulting language
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To make excessive demands on
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To exploit someone for one's own benefit, especially in an underhanded way
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To extort something, especially money, from someone by putting them under strong pressure
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