Definition: the action of subduing someone or something by force

Sentence example: In the name of religion, the terrorists massacred the villagers. In the name of religion, anything is possible – violence, random killing, invasions, wars, repression, you name it.

The Power Memory Strategy:

  • Link to re-, i.e. with intensive force ⇒ restrain; rebel
  • Link to -press, i.e. pressure
  • Put together, it means using great force to exert pressure on someone or something.
  • For example, North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un is known for repressing North Koreans.

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