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    Default "Oppression vs repression"

    "Oppression vs repression"

    oppress

    unfair and cruel treatment by a powerful person or government

    Definition of oppression, Macmillan Online Dictionary: Free British English Dictionary and Thesaurus

    repress

    to put down (again) by force before control has been lost, as with a rebellion

    repress - Definition of repress - online dictionary powered by PowerVocabularyBuilder.com

    To press again; to repress the first risings of discontent.

    repress - Wiktionary

    Oppression is use of repression more than once.

    I wish to know if any other member can give a better way of expressing
    the difference between the two words.
    Last edited by VSPrasad; 08-Sep-2009 at 02:04.

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