Represses vs Repressed - What's the difference?

represses | repressed |


As verbs the difference between represses and repressed

is that represses is (repress) while repressed is (repress) or repressed can be pressed again.

As an adjective repressed is

subjected to repression.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

represses

English

Verb

(head)
  • (repress)

  • repress

    English

    Noun

    (es)
  • The act of repressing.
  • Verb

    (es)
  • To press again.
  • to repress a vinyl record
  • To forcefully prevent an upheaval from developing further.
  • *to repress sedition or rebellion
  • *to repress the first risings of discontent.
  • Hence, to check; to keep back.
  • * Milton
  • Desire of wine and all delicious drinks, / Thou couldst repress .

    Synonyms

    * (forcefully preventing an upheaval from developing) to crush out; to quell; to subdue; to suppress * (to keep back) to restrain; to hold back

    Anagrams

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    repressed

    English

    Etymology 1

    repress + -ed

    Verb

    (head)
  • (repress)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Subjected to repression.
  • (medical) Showing the suppression of emotions or impulses.
  • Derived terms
    * repressed memory

    Etymology 2

    re- + pressed

    Verb

    (head)
  • Pressed again.
  • Anagrams

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