Definition: to hold a person or group in a bad position
Part of Speech: Verb
Synonym(s): overwhelm, beat down
Antonym(s): aid, comfort
1. The rebellious slave would not allow his owner to oppress him.
2. If the dictator takes over the neighboring country, he is sure to oppress its citizens.
3. The man tried to oppress his wife by not allowing her to leave their home.