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.