Regresses vs Represses - What's the difference?

regresses | represses |


As verbs the difference between regresses and represses

is that regresses is while represses is (repress).

regresses

English

Verb

(head)
  • (regress)
  • ----

    regress

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The act of passing back; passage back; return; retrogression.
  • * Frederic Harrison
  • Its bearing on the progress or regress of man is not an inconsiderable question.
  • The power or liberty of passing back.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thou shalt have egress and regress;

    Derived terms

    * infinite regress

    Verb

    (es)
  • To move backwards to an earlier stage; to devolve.
  • (statistics) To perform a regression on an explanatory variable.
  • When we regress Y on X, we use the values of variable X to predict those Y.

    Synonyms

    * backslide

    Antonyms

    * proceed * progress

    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

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