Đồng nghĩa của repress

Alternative for repress

represses, repressed, repressing

Đồng nghĩa: censor, crush, hush up, keep down, muffle, quell, restrain, smother, squash, squelch, stifle, suppress,

Trái nghĩa: incite,

Verb

To refrain from openly expressing or displaying
suppress stifle restrain smother curb check contain swallow control strangle conceal inhibit muffle sink hide submerge silence gag pocket overpower frustrate cork shush block bottle internalise internalize hold back keep back choke back fight back bottle up bite back keep in check rein in hold in keep under control cork up button up keep the lid on keep in keep under wraps black out jam up keep inside withhold stop restrict subdue quash deaden quench bridle cover up keep secret squelch veil extinguish keep a lid on squash prevent kill choke gulp back hush up constrain hamper hinder impede put a lid on hold down overcome suffocate quell shut in cloak quelch interfere with mask dissemble bury disguise dampen censor stamp out damp down put an stop to put an end to muzzle bite one's lip keep quiet about shut down keep dark keep under your hat draw a veil over retain resist master fight choke something back conquer deny hold something in corner trap collar bring to naught cramp keep feeling inside oneself coop up box up entrap enclose left out hold off bottle something up drown crush decrease destroy keep a tight rein on keep a rein on cushion mellow mute hold in check garrotte garrote snuff tone down soft-pedal compose shower shroud oppress cool rein collect heap put out simmer down fetter camouflage clamp down on shut up trammel dry up hush crack down on still quiet dummy up ice quieten tongue-tie shelter belie harbour protect ditch harbor adumbrate reserve paper over hide from view keep unknown not tell salt away blot out put out of the way tuck away keep mum about keep cover not give away sweep under the carpet gloss over keep quiet sweep under the rug sweep something under the rug keep in the dark sit on sweep something under the carpet

Verb

To (attempt to) quell or put an end to
quell subdue quash squash suppress crush squelch extinguish arrest silence inhibit stem stop check end hinder limit conquer kill overcome throttle put down crack down on snuff out put an end to rein in block out put a stop to put out clamp down on stamp out slap down nip in the bud gain control over gain mastery over pour cold water on throw cold water on stifle curb defeat thwart terminate abolish destroy annihilate soothe assuage put the kibosh on moderate allay quench mitigate temper mollify get rid of put the lid on settle reduce lessen wipe out deaden appease calm quiet finish restrain beat lull frustrate scotch demolish control extirpate compose eliminate clobber subjugate ease halt overwhelm diminish abate tranquilize quieten soften cut off pacify sit on tranquillize overpower cool dull rout vanquish still alleviate palliate placate hold back relax shut down take the edge off oppress constrain weed out eradicate contain overthrow bridle blunt queer dampen lullaby hush relieve smother discontinue salve becalm dismiss cease dispel crack down banish tone down snow under choke off trample on hold in stroke qualify soft-pedal calm down bring to an end balm regulate comfort square put a lid on put paid to settle down take the sting out rein chill out lay back stamp something out scupper scrunch trash squish censure torpedo reject dish pipe down dampen down clamp down tread bring to screeching halt put an stop to decrease censor dumb clam cow cushion smooth triumph over tread on trample bottle dominate spike overturn clamp shush interrupt bury put the stopper on bring to a halt do for bring to a stop dissipate help drive underground lenify master keep inside hold down keep in withhold govern solace resolve adjust let up simmer down ease up slacken modulate make up reconcile dispose console tune down lighten put to rest drive away drive off chase away close up put lid on put kibosh on bring to naught beat down keep down suspend take the bite out reduce something make nice cool out pour oil on play up to cut short say nothing lick conciliate propitiate wreck swamp whelm prostrate overmaster floor devastate mellow damp obliterate ruin break content quelch ice strangle keep in check deny detain retain waive keep the lid on force down blot out blow away grind down bring someone to their knees bear down on gentle tame disarm ameliorate keep a lid on keep back chasten quieten down grease dulcify con sweeten pacificate hold in check rise above refuse keep hold of hold off on lay off keep get under control smooth over make peace with impose peace upon restore harmony to fix up butter up bury the hatchet kiss and make up smooth someone's ruffled feathers clear the air with make peace reassure fall put on hold refuse to pay put on back burner put on ice put on the shelf rock to sleep take it easy quiet down ease off take the edge cool off

Verb

To oppress or subjugate someone, or a group of people, through the use of force
dominate oppress subjugate tyrannise tyrannize persecute crush intimidate subject abuse master maltreat overcome overpower wrong keep down hold down tyrannize over domineer over rule with an iron hand rule with a rod of iron suppress subdue keep under ride roughshod over domineer browbeat bully enslave coerce torment trample treat harshly grind down trample underfoot trample on lord it over order about order around bring someone to their knees dictate to squelch squash keep in subjection keep under one's thumb keep in submission have under one's thumb throw one's weight around boss about throw one's weight about give orders to be overbearing boss around pull rank on ill-treat overwhelm hegemonize scourge exploit annoy encumber plague press despotize overload force distress harry smother harass hound torture saddle outrage strain worry handicap vex tax beset tyrranize rule over be cruel to rule ride aggrieve be brutal to overthrow put down hold sway over put upon pick on walk all over beat down put screws to weigh heavy upon bring to heel terrorize put the squeeze on bring under the yoke victimize dictate victimise terrorise push around have someone under your thumb keep someone under one's thumb rule despotically treat brutally hector pressurize bulldoze threaten menace boss overbear railroad prevail predominate preponderate reign bluster squeeze swagger henpeck bend pressurise strong-arm lean on push about rule the roost call the shots run things keep under thumb be in the saddle throw weight around lead by the nose use strong-arm tactics on put the screws on run the show push the buttons bend to one's will kick around in the driver's seat

Verb

To defeat, subdue or overcome with superior strength
overpower subdue conquer defeat beat vanquish subjugate trounce best master rout lick quash suppress overthrow thrash quell clobber worst drub cream stuff dominate murder own whip tank subject control smash break reduce pacify bury total hegemonize overturn subordinate overshadow throw upset trash wax prevail finish waste torpedo bulldoze stagger immobilise immobilize blank dumbfound overawe shellack stretch triumph over prevail over get the better of wipe the floor with make mincemeat of be victorious over bring someone to their knees knock out put away blow out of the water gain mastery over beat down bear down take out gain a victory over take care of gain control over render incapable bowl over render helpless render powerless roll over shut off lay one out get the upper hand over overcome crush overwhelm surmount hammer destroy massacre annihilate humble put down skunk walk all over tame defeat utterly beat hollow triumph rule pulverize paste pound curb cane demolish dispatch stop overmatch gain control of slaughter flatten overbear get upend slam shellac pulverise bring to knees win against blow out get over get around rise above turn inside out do down give someone a drubbing give someone a hiding get a grip on take to the cleaners crucify check devastate bridle restrain trample win a resounding victory over subvert defeat heavily defeat easily eradicate govern regulate manage wipe out direct command smother demoralise render speechless overrun grind down demoralize win astonish enslave put paid to cut to pieces knock for six colonize tyrannize oppress coerce underyoke force bring to heel compel enthrall gain ascendancy over enthral colonise tyrannise rule over cope with get control of deal with hold sway bring under the yoke kick around keep down enfeeble disable cripple undermine reel back in keep under thumb hold sway over undo trim foil take checkmate thwart circumvent frustrate outwit zap confound discomfit override overmaster succeed over bring to their knees run rings around put in their place trample underfoot wipe off map shut down marmalize wallop whomp give someone a pasting kill outdo walk over blow away smoke whup skin whop whap outplay dust pommel tromp bomb surpass outstrip snow under outclass flog swamp work over run rings round be victorious pip at the post give a drubbing to excel floor top bust lambaste sink outmaneuver outmanoeuvre outrun spank strike take it all bash give a hiding down steamroll whack hurdle deck ruin whitewash slay drop edge tan route obliterate outjump shipwreck flax outflank butcher outhit decimate ambush entrap win over plow under hide belt edge out nose out maul batter thump bludgeon thresh finish off run roughshod over KO mow down win a victory over leather buffet bring to ruin take to cleaners roll back put an end to come out on top pummel baste roll whale slog do curry take a stick to chastise rough up punish pummelled mess up pwn beat up chasten pick apart bung up humiliate outsmart weather survive shock stun outlive render muller knock over topple knock socks off come out on top of blast steamroller settle raze to the ground turn something inside out do in knock the stuffing out of dispose of level raze unbuild larrup make a fool of get one up on gain the advantage over mop up run circles around take apart capsize pull down tear down turn over exceed transcend eclipse outshine better shut out drive off cap beat back put to flight clean up on put to rout blow out of water throw back in confusion outperform overtop trump outmatch outgun slap about tower over outrival overtake hose outdistance knock spots off improve on be better than put in the shade go one better than do better than shoot ahead of sweep carry the day take the prize prevail against be successful get last laugh come first take the cake win through gain mastery of take the honours be the victor win hands down win out take the crown gain a victory lather cook one's goose fix one's wagon defeat someone heavily wipe off the mat

Verb

To make less powerful or intense, thereby easier to control
tame control curb restrain check bridle contain constrain regulate inhibit govern subdue hold suppress measure rule keep moderate conquer calm overcome mitigate temper lick discipline soften pacify mellow mollify tranquillize tranquilize gentle humble mute cow bust reclaim rein in pull in tone down get the better of water down get a grip on hold back restrict hinder limit impede obstruct stop prevent thwart smother stifle arrest block retard hamper halt keep under control keep in check hold in bar foil confine stymie stall withhold cool frustrate trammel keep a tight rein on interfere with stave off hold down counter curtail master deter clog avert keep a lid on hold up bottle up slow down ward off keep back still circumvent stem cramp oppose slow rein choke stay prohibit keep the lid on fetter baulk counteract hog-tie quell hold off put a brake on shut out balk keep lid on nip in the bud cap forestall defeat derail quiet circumscribe rein back handicap muzzle encumber shackle simmer down put the brakes on cork avoid discourage hobble delimit gag intercept handcuff dam interrupt debar crimp stand in the way of bite back choke back reduce keep within bounds defend against head off interdict fight back hang up put an end to stonewall stem the flow of brake put a stop to tie up compose beat soothe collect quash staunch evade hamstring keep in line set limits on impose limits on muffle dissuade jam delay barricade nullify circumnavigate pause detain occlude close stuff manacle short-circuit embarrass straiten bring under control leash bit congest block up clog up blockade sidestep skirt bind catch steer clear of close off stop up shut off bung up gain mastery over forbid keep in repulse keep down cool down pull up spoil tie down take down plug up put off ward bring to screeching halt fend off clip someone's wings put away pin down hem in choke off throw a spanner in the works of scupper clot keep control of preclude keep something in check gum up keep on a string vanquish gain control over put half nelson on neutralize stultify put straitjacket on throw monkey wrench in drag feet hold captive cramp someone's style best solve cut short terminate squelch swallow get out of rule out bottleneck put paid to escape bypass subjugate put a spoke in someone's wheel bring to a standstill draw up play for time rebuff neutralise slacken pace checkmate fetch up modulate chill obviate forfend keep at bay baffle turn aside stave keep off anticipate allay overturn scotch palliate prevail over get over mince deaden relax break damp deflect disrupt temperate wreck put the stopper on stump ditch take wind out of upset outwit crash ruin do for juke put the kibosh on unsettle get under control get control of deal with plug soft-pedal meet halfway play down cool out discountenance seal caulk triumph over postpone close up fill cut off close out block out fill up disadvise scare turn off disfavour shake talk out of disfavor pour cold water on warn indispose deprecate put a damper on divert throw cold water on frighten interfere retardate choke up stanch pack jam up cripple defer protract re-collect settle remit shelve prorogue cumber bottle block off bung stopper dampen adjust monitor put back back off hold off on set back throw a monkey wrench in the works of intermit make late get in the way of shut down bog down slow up prolong hold over harness strangle hold in check rally lull corner recover inspect conceal get back at repel push back reply beat off defend yourself retaliate fight off defend resist put up a fight riposte peg freeze fix bound gaol jail impound imprison guide direct kill hogtie entrammel specify ration demarcate damp down box up have on a tight leash lock up sit on pull back crack down constrict shrink send up inclose keep within limits come down on put a ceiling on modify shorten narrow surround delimitate cut down on prelimit qualify define shut in demark decrease enclose encircle contract put on ice chain tether diminish put a limit on cut back keep tight rein on box in button up cool off faze put on brakes put an stop to sandbag taboo outlaw enjoin

Verb

Try to forget
block out censor deny erase forget obscure shut off suppress blank out blot out close conceal cover hide obstruct screen shroud shut out wipe out mask veil cloak shield blanket shadow disguise enshroud camouflage occult curtain cloud eclipse shade adumbrate mantle paper over belie envelop bury overshadow befog secrete keep out of sight ensconce cache cover up darken shelter dim blur shutter fog mist haze blacken obliterate blear obfuscate wrap overcast overcloud stonewall blind umbrage dislimn cast a shadow over keep hidden becloud bedim stash refuse block off tuck something away fuzz up extinguish hem wall off sheathe separate shut in gird seclude finesse whitewash drape put up a front canopy beard overlay launder protect inumbrate cast a shadow shut out the light from block off the light to shut out the light block benight hinder bemist pettifog put out of sight encase murk obnubilate plant stow tuck away put in a hole surround squirrel hide away store withhold swathe harbor enfold color harbour dissemble muffle airbrush enclose dress up paint secure enwrap put away cocoon colour hush up keep secret guard overspread veneer garble spray touch up blend in seal up keep safe put in store blend doctor encompass engulf misrepresent embrace lap embosom embower inclose circumfuse involve bower invest enswathe bosom coat distort falsify gloss over shut away spraypaint lock away sugarcoat muddle varnish ditch muddy confuse stow away squirrel away draw a veil over keep dark make unclear muddy the waters sweep something under the rug sweep something under the carpet submerge immerse palliate swaddle encircle varnish over tuck pall clothe stifle carpet overlie pave hold back complicate minimize park dissimulate downplay girdle wrap up masquerade smear stash away smother minimise fuddle tarnish taint besmear give a false idea of give a false account of stain sweep under the carpet sweep under the rug keep under wraps mix up isolate photoshop front paper over something smuggle crown top cap circle wallpaper jumble sequester make light of throw on makeup press envelope grab cinch clinch extend over hole up lock up store away deposit put out of the way make obscure rattle bear hug board up bush up do on the sly stop something being overheard sink embed keep in a hiding place put in a hiding place hide out cup warp feign extenuate bluff simulate maintain duck save accumulate collect reserve put up a smoke screen put on a false front affect put on an act de-emphasize keep quiet about keep a lid on put on a front sham fake be dishonest about place secretly soft-pedal smudge misinterpret make up fade unfocus spot blot miscolor pervert misstate mislead twist wrap around make inconspicuous daze dazzle glare blemish discolour discolor roll contain superimpose coop fence become fuzzy become dim become less sharp make indistinct become vague cloud over make hazy become hazy make less distinct make vague become indistinct put up a smokescreen trump up keep under your hat put in the hole put a spin on settle install surface glaze lodge laminate plaster wash plate nestle establish cake bedaub inlay sheet daub entrench face encrust spread seat confound convolute spread over dip brush apply incrust enamel crust foil perch shut position roost mire mystify fuzz equivocate befuddle fix set situate place instal locate station curl up dig in snuggle up muddy the waters of cloud the issue throw a veil over throw up smoke screen

Verb

To make unclear or difficult to understand
obscure blur cloud obfuscate complicate garble muddle conceal confound confuse convolute misrepresent muddy becloud befog distort fuddle hide mire mystify befuddle color colour equivocate falsify fuzz taint tarnish fuzz up mix up muddy the waters muddy the waters of cloud the issue make unclear throw a veil over throw up smoke screen fog perplex darken discombobulate puzzle disorient overshadow flummox bamboozle addle mist dim bedim overcast overcloud shroud haze blear shadow blacken dislimn jumble tangle intricate set hurdles thwart baffle stupefy bemuse bewilder beat entangle embroil make difficulties make indistinct vex gravel maze ravel fox buffalo make vague pose make hazy twist make difficult distract from get make more difficult make complex rattle make obscure eclipse make a mess of mislead confuscate misinform render uncertain obnubilate lead astray muddy up stump nonplus faze throw wilder stumble get to put off mull amaze disturb make someone scratch their head stir profundicate foil flabbergast frustrate snow distract disconcert set someone thinking psych out wonder floor dumbfound embarrass complex sophisticate complexify involve snarl up smudge elaborate mess up clog interrelate fold impede snafu upset interweave foul up make intricate disorder open can of worms disarrange add fuel to fire make waves screw up combine handicap bedevil make complicated interfuse infold multiply derange render unintelligible snag muck up fade unfocus mask spot smear besmear blot shade blind stain discolour daze dazzle glare discolor blemish cloud over become dim become indistinct become fuzzy become less sharp become hazy become vague make less distinct discompose muck disorganize muss disrupt clutter bungle botch snarl perturb throw into disorder ambiguate scramble disarray rumple shuffle tousle disjoint dishevel dislocate misarrange foul jumble up throw off get into a tangle muff mix stir up fumble mess ruffle blunder spoil louse up exercise worry implicate beset thicken encumber concern incriminate baulk stun astound surprise balk astonish throw off balance catch off balance inculpate connect enmesh associate cause to be at a stand be all Greek to mix you up link ensnare rope in draw in wrap up in stitch up get into bear on compromise

Verb

To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
defeat foil frustrate thwart ruin forestall neutralise neutralize baulk block circumvent contravene debar derail impede invalidate obstruct obviate overturn prevent scotch scuttle snooker stop stymie baffle bar confound deter discomfit halt hamper hinder nullify repel squash suppress upset balk checkmate curb dash nobble outwit parry rattle repulse scupper spoil undo blank bury check counter counterplot cross disappoint do for restrain put a stop to put paid to nip in the bud put the kibosh on put the stopper on get the better of put the mockers on screw up mess up beat down cause setback foul up hold up louse up stand in the way of upset one's apple cart put a spoke in someone's wheel put end to take wind out of sails beat cramp crimp counteract oppose smash inhibit trammel stall elude quash cripple prohibit bilk stump crab annul escape head off upset the apple cart evade put an end to fetter avoid hobble sidestep negate arrest root skirt stave off interfere with cancel ward off hold back take down stonewall take wind out of steer clear of hang up give the slip conquer defy cramp one's style withstand stifle bypass dodge hamstring offset duck crush be beyond circumnavigate snafu traverse wreck deflect forbid retard restrict queer disconcert overrule ditch juke kill avert defend against hold off overcome shut out cook someone's goose play off put the lid on spike someone's guns queer someone's pitch corner give the run around throw monkey wrench in throw a spanner in the works resist buck get out of shun divert finish something finish off countermove eschew surpass challenge act against disrupt interdict limit miss extinguish end crash keep lid on unsettle exceed quell destroy throw a curve fend off shatter make an end of bring to a close beggar confuse cheat bring an end to dish skin cease promote faze skip shake buffalo bollix put the damper on put a damper on confront pour cold water on throw cold water on shake off shuffle off triumph gain vanquish bring to an end crool banjax run circles around give the run-around run rings around be the end of lick preclude halt in its tracks shackle handicap puzzle throw a monkey wrench in the works put a brake on mystify upset the applecart dash one's hope encumber clog manacle short-circuit hog-tie nonplus handcuff embarrass veto flummox reject dead-end pigeonhole shelve tie up render null and void vote down disallow choke off cut off hang fire put on hold refuse revoke recant throw a monkey wrench into put on back burner throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of throw out rule against counterbalance give the thumbs down to counterpoise countervail negative balance compensate for cancel out make up for correct balance out counterweigh equalize square up be an antidote to countercheck make ineffective override equalise deactivate even up abrogate defuse wipe out subdue redress counterweight render ineffective intercept forfend pre-empt turn aside torpedo anticipate chill interrupt rule out devastate clobber blight dampen sink preempt help sabotage second-guess save keep get ahead of get in before shirk provide against steal a march on ward cool get around beat someone to it beat someone to the punch beat someone to the draw keep off keep at bay plug worst throw estop demolish interfere attack spike hit blow stay forefend stave cork dam desist discontinue damp damage let commandeer injure blast mar disadvise scare keep from happening poison be early turn off talk out of act like a wet blanket beat somebody to it be one step ahead of pick off act in advance of prepare for head off at pass cloud nix euchre wreak havoc with cruel wreak havoc on defend guard bulwark fence burst one's bubble shortcut discourage screen blow a hole in bring to naught outflank cover fend outmanoeuvre shield against fight off guard against safeguard against secure against stand up for protect against defend oneself against keep at arm's length skirt round outmaneuver preoccupy forecast delay monopolize project expect foresee envision predict find a way round monopolise get round end-run find a way around get past go around flee lose scape outrun body-swerve stay shy of throw off the scent be beyond someone fly weasel out of run around get away from shy escape from slip away from give the slip to run away from shuffle out of double get away finesse give somebody the slip run from give the runaround slip through the net shuck slip through someone's fingers

Verb

To persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats
coerce compel constrain dragoon force blackjack browbeat bulldoze bully drive intimidate oblige press pressure pressurise pressurize railroad bludgeon brainwash impel impress influence make muscle obligate push sandbag squeeze strong-arm threaten act on beset bounce concuss cow fast-talk hinder hustle menace press-gang prevail on put pressure on restrict shotgun suppress terrorise terrorize urge use pressure on work on lean on bring pressure to bear on high pressure put under an obligation twist one's arm force somebody's hand put the screws on put the squeeze on twist somebody's arm put the arm on make an offer they can't refuse goad harass persuade hound badger induce prod steamroller incite hector prompt convince nag harry encourage require spur twist someone's arm instigate necessitate pester inveigle cajole sway use strong-arm tactics on tyrannize coax mau-mau provoke bogart tempt bullyrag entice motivate cause frighten tyrannise stir inspire move lure egg on trigger enforce domineer propel get bind put up to oppress rouse win over hassle goose nudge bluster torment command demand bring round push around prevail upon put the heat on lead exhort persecute talk into incline stimulate whip manipulate turn on the heat spur on insist on fire up beguile buffalo convert advise bring bribe insist suborn actuate prick exact order plague blackmail impose sic pick on tighten the screws on fix ramrod key up have someone do something prejudice steer control terrify scare counsel bother direct finagle subjugate rally incentivize overbear sell dispose overawe claim occasion worry chivvy animate arouse talk despotize turn steamroll corrupt boss around boss about ask incentivise restrain draw call for excite challenge enjoin implore argue tease heckle bait square reason wheedle bring pressure to bear upon spark invigorate solicit ride importune affright spook rowel sound galvanize embolden breathe down someone's neck affect beseech awe galvanise envigorate work over come at ride roughshod over dragoon into have buy besiege dictate appall appal expect entreat bring around pay off browbeat into make necessary turn the screws on get round impose on buy off put the frighteners on soap seduce nobble push for crack down bring pressure upon shanghai put the chill on get at grease palm scare the bejesus out of inhibit compress commit constrict condense squash lean egg heavy astrict indebt bias kick assail bend change root politick gain mobilize leave someone no option dog will subdue daunt castigate dominate irritate swagger inflame sting poison bring over needle effect trouble vex alter foment predispose condition determine mobilise enthuse pressurize into coerce into unnerve twist arm roust lash titillate make indebted tighten the screw on turn the screw on ruffle ride roughshod bludgeon into bully into walk heavy high-pressure terrorize into intimidate into orient lord it over put heat on budge admonish promote commandeer extort beg work up charm elicit impassion advocate expedite flatter put through the wringer inspirit activate energize evoke steel push about inspan leave someone no option but to throw weight around invoke wrest exert mistreat taunt annoy antagonize chivy recommend hearten impact exhilarate uplift empower vitalize blarney scare off antagonise make compulsory force upon bring force to bear on hold a gun to someone's head adjure court worm strike incentify refresh energise help petrify sweet-talk soft-soap speed up try to persuade alarm overcome put the screws to charge railroad into blandish palaver foist pour it on warrant smooth-talk stir up pump up suggest to use duress on burden conscript use force on urge by force choke apply obtrude contract steamroller into hint to cheer on whip up pep up boost up kowtow banter con snow oil shock panic scarify horrify fright victimize alarum startle exert force on bulldoze into turn on involve sell on exert influence on bear down on appeal to go to town on bear down pin down put the bite on reward entail procure bear hard on put screws to put squeeze on butter up lay it on soften up spread it on sweeten up exploit jockey play strike terror into upset strike terror in dismay victimise propagandize enlist proselytize work proselyte propagandise proselytise scare to death put the fear of God into fill with terror make things hot for someone inspire panic in make it hot for someone frighten out of your wits swing give someone a backhander lubricate pervert tip sweeten the pot take care of approach rig tamper get to influence by gifts give an inducement to do business make a deal keep someone sweet oil the palm of give someone a sweetener oil palm buy back sugar need take want bear mean work upon secure someone's support oil someone's hand talk someone into wheedle someone into argue into talk round pull strings with behoove crave postulate spirit up plead with turn on to press someone into pressurize someone into convert to cause to believe reason someone into pressure someone into lead to do colour bring to senses prod someone into lead to believe wear down behove be grounds for act upon win argument gain confidence of sell one on prove to make yourself felt with carry weight with touch cut any ice with ride herd on leave no choice but to seek press for requisition color emphasize to set instil in instil drum into establish stress to inculcate inculcate in instill stress request bring home to drive into ingrain in knock into din into clamour for appeal for pray for arrogate clamor for beg for stipulate for apply for pester for hit up supplicate hold out for nag for sue for summon impetrate lay claim to whistle for quest inquire about badger for bay for petition for ask for bring home get into head fix deeply in someone's mind establish in someone's mind drive home leave in no doubt

Verb

To punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude, etc)
chasten humble humiliate subdue cow curb squash tame abase cheapen debase deflate degrade demean discipline discredit disgrace dishonour dishonor flatten foul lower mortify restrain shame sink smirch soften afflict check bring down bring low take down put down cut down to size put in your place put someone in their place take down a peg or two devalue embarrass belittle crush abash bemean denigrate cast down own take down a peg corrupt tarnish shoot down debauch smear show up disparage prostitute make someone eat crow quash pervert vitiate subvert taint deteriorate deprave chagrin warp bastardize poison discomfit lessen profane reduce downgrade canker diminish snub blot bastardise reproach tear down make a fool of drag through the mud put to shame make someone eat humble pie defame sully blemish slander stigmatize stoop demote demoralize descend blacken derogate besmear drag down demoralise defile cause to lose face censure stigmatise lower the status of run down reflect badly on bring into disrepute make ashamed bring shame to settle someone's hash give a black eye take the wind out of someone's sails harm stain damage break subjugate besmirch undermine disconcert expose slur injure slam pan destroy mudsling attaint libel disfavor pull down ridicule disfavour reduce the status of drag through the mire bring shame upon give a bad name put in a bad light get the better of have the last laugh on show in a bad light bring shame on blame deign condescend floor depress crawl demolish brand scandalize disconsider disoblige cast a slur spot mar control disregard deride desecrate disrespect scandalise mock brutalize spoil weaken dehumanize desensitize let down take apart dump on depreciate dehumanise decry desensitise detract brutalise silence overcome upset squelch betray give a bad name to tar and feather lose face minimize undervalue lower someone's status lower someone's dignity put away strike dumb make uncomfortable make someone feel ashamed minimise take to bits take to pieces make lose face cut down pop one's balloon make eat dirt put one away dispirit succumb sell out bring down a peg make one feel small cut to the quick deny suppress be untrue to oneself beat down abandon one's principles force to eat humble pie discourage dismay dishearten punish lower oneself demean yourself lower yourself debase oneself be reduced be reduced to demean oneself debase yourself debunk dash blister wither rip discountenance knock down puncture balloon confound confuse vanquish downplay let down easy get under control knock the stuffing out of kick in the teeth let wind out of sails take the wind out of somebody's sails play down cause to feel small put out of countenance cripple debilitate devaluate vilify malign calumniate soil insult compromise disesteem cast aspersions on do a hatchet job on ruin the reputation of pooh-pooh destroy someone's credibility detract from bring into disfavour damage someone's reputation blacken someone's name pollute befoul bestialize asperse abuse contaminate knock rubbish bad-mouth slag off traduce ruin bring discredit to blotch speak ill of attack trash infect breathe on discount impair deprecate assail rip up and down do a number on sling mud at muckrake animalize dismiss revile cast a slur on spread scandal about fling mud at run smear campaign lead astray trivialize distort violate deface scorn minify diss dis vilipend adulterate trivialise blight trash-talk poor-mouth roast dirty cry down write off hurt blacken the name of dilute make degenerate embitter prejudice underrate waste discolor despoil criticize discolour marginalize outrage blaspheme slate scorch tar criticise marginalise impugn bring dishonour to pour scorn on sneer at mark down pull apart influence mess up kiss off talk down have a go at treat with disrespect misuse disfigure decrease underestimate bust condemn attenuate understate manipulate treat lightly annoy disrate dispraise bash affront ravage laugh off laugh at slight misprize vandalize scoff at do down maculate hold cheap hit out at pick holes in treat sacrilegiously flame vandalise commit sacrilege muck up make light of reflect negatively curse vituperate speak badly of pull to pieces cast in a bad light damage the reputation of harm the reputation of muddy the reputation of blacken the reputation of seduce twist flaw unsettle mongrelize misemploy bend skew misapply colour bias alloy wreck endamage squander sell sacrifice turn badmouth subordinate jaundice worsen reduce in value bloody crab speckle devalorize sour lower in rank rot disdain color lower in status reduce in quality blackguard harden blast touch go bad inflict consume rust criticize unfairly go to hell relegate live in the gutter rap sneer deform undercut sabotage destabilize cross up toughen drag through mud drag someone's name through the mud sling mud corrode envenom spread lies about declass blacken the character of bad mouth give black eye sully the reputation of throw mud at rip up put hooks in tear into cut offend ulcer sore scourge bump set back revert provoke case-harden inure set a bad example destabilise nose dive aggravate drop reduce to the ranks kick downstairs hoodoo swear vice cuss voodoo darn wound defeat coarsen waste away axe slash taunt overwhelm smash enfeeble overpower ax dip slow make callous make unfeeling slap alter do wrong be evil talk dirty commit sin disappoint tease incapacitate sap devastate depredate sack pillage devour desolate spoliate keep down put double whammy on lace falsify automate robotize mechanize mechanise imbrute automatize barbarize impoverish extinguish blaspheme against write down faze fluster rattle displease nonplus vex irritate begrime grime muddy doctor putrefy cook horrify appal rout enervate sledge smudge miscall scuzz up slang gird jeer scoff appall put someone to shame lay waste to get one's comeuppance take the wind out harass commit sacrilege against worry make foul be rude to give offence to call names step on one's toes cause offence to cut dead hurt someone's feelings treat disrespectfully throw shade call someone names interfere with splash get dirty spatter bring to ruin cause instability tinker with fiddle with make impure tamper with muck gaum mire splatter distain bemire daub poor mouth pooh pooh sour grapes bring someone to their knees make filthy make dirty get filthy crumb bedraggle mess muss make mucky muss up take a swipe at shoot full of holes

Verb

To diminish the confidence or courage of
discourage dishearten daunt demoralise demoralize dispirit unnerve cow depress intimidate unman crush dismay dash deject deter disappoint cast down chill frustrate overawe make despondent make downhearted put off abash afflict alarm appal appall awe bother bully confuse dampen deprecate disparage distress droop frighten irk prostrate scare trouble try vex weigh psych out beat down cause to lose heart break one's heart put a damper on dampen someone's hopes upset sadden disconcert shake perturb oppress disturb weigh down faze throw subdue desolate rattle agitate burden unsettle bum out sap enervate terrify terrorize disquiet chagrin weaken get down discomfit bring down knock sideways confound throw cold water on knock for six discompose fluster panic terrorise nonplus ail grieve pour cold water on knock the stuffing out of aggrieve mortify browbeat worry get to undermine startle make gloomy make unhappy make sad give someone the blues damp bug take aback spook shake up annoy horrify throw off balance unhinge irritate weigh heavily on discomfort enfeeble overwhelm shock disillusion humble bewilder discountenance ruffle exasperate embarrass buffalo torment perplex affright abase embitter debilitate put someone off their stroke deflate bring low alarum harrow mystify anger make someone fed up hang over sour discombobulate disempower make dejected disincline humiliate jolt dissatisfy aggravate devitalize surprise floor psych distract baffle shatter petrify put into a flap disenchant concern squash weary throw into a tizz flatten nark put down muddle disgruntle haunt flummox harass reduce to tears fright hack off dull cause someone to lose their composure puzzle chasten make desolate hurt dumbfound put the wind up make miserable let down pain cast a gloom upon bulldoze scarify repel disburb astound stiff turn one off bring tears to your eyes dampen spirits cause suffering to make blue drag down bring one down scare to death make blood run cold strike terror into chill to the bone make teeth chatter make your heart bleed put into a funk dash someone's hopes scare away break someone's spirit curdle the blood scare off break someone's heart dissuade emasculate consternate make nervous dispraise thwart cloud outface stare down outstare put off balance demotivate stand up to cast a shadow make uneasy make anxious lie destabilize unbalance prey on lie heavy on pressure pressurize impress get someone down blind destabilise lower break suppress subjugate stifle infuriate blind someone with something make one's heart bleed bring tears to one's eyes dampen someone's spirit disoblige psych someone out pressurise take someone's breath away squelch smother diminish devastate make dispirited make crestfallen indispose disarrange disorganize snarl unglue cripple jumble unzip disorder down press deplore take the heart out of madden put off one's stroke pull the rug out from under pull the rug from under deaden defeat curb overcome quell extinguish overpower torture dash hopes send up blow out blow up take apart throw into panic scare stiff scare witless miff bear down on damp down dash the hopes of take steam out wound agonize fill with fear scare the bejesus out of freeze your blood shatter the illusions of burst one's bubble dampen the spirits of hagride frazzle distemper undo paralyse exercise flurry fuss derail cast a gloom on sting drain plague discommode gnaw at pester stress make someone jump out of their skin make your hair stand on end give someone goose pimples make one's flesh creep give one the creeps chill someone to the marrow scare someone out of their wits get the wind up put the fear of God into scare the pants off scare someone half to death throw into a fright give someone the heebie-jeebies throw into a panic make your blood run cold scare the living daylights out of throw into a blue funk throw a pall over pother cast a pall over shame dump agonise burn up rile make wretched fret rack displease cause anguish to strain break the heart of gall cut to the quick drive crazy make discontented drive mad paralyze weird out snafu freak out drag darken beat run down envenom silly wind up knock the wind out of mess up fill with consternation foul up screw up louse up muck up make one's blood run cold make one's hair stand on end scare the daylights out of harsh one's mellow alienate poison antagonize give someone a turn keep under harsh someone's mellow put the wind up someone throw into a tizzy give someone the hump bring tears to someone's eyes bear down make someone's heart bleed dampen someone's spirits debunk belittle snub destroy quash disaffect knock down let wind out of sails puncture balloon take down take the wind out of somebody's sails kick in the teeth take down a peg or two take the wind out of someone's sails shoot down cut down to size let down easy make bitter jaundice empoison make resentful exacerbate worsen rankle disarm stun stupefy acidulate estrange antagonise bitter venom make rancorous acerbate ride uncalm needle throw off bowl over set back give a turn outrage offend provoke sicken scandalize amaze astonish scandalise daze disgust hassle stagger nauseate flabbergast revolt peeve affront insult stir up pique derange nettle gravel work up chafe benumb tick off jar blow away excite stop someone in their tracks make someone scratch their head set someone back on their heels badger bemuse disorient put out fuddle addle make someone's hair stand on end befuddle harry pick on move get at rock catch off balance traumatize hector dumfound bedevil leave open-mouthed leave aghast beset balk take by surprise thunderstrike make waves strike dumb traumatise electrify persecute numb give a hard time gross out frighten the life out of give offence to cause to be at a stand throw a curve do someone's head in bustle baulk turn rouse tyrannize stump arouse mau-mau strong-arm curse befog disgrace craze dragoon bludgeon zing despair get injure affect make fretful egg on make a scene tantalise tantalize tyrannise mix up turn on beleaguer nag dazzle knock out frighten to death give someone grief make jump put out of countenance hurt somebody's feelings cause anxiety to scare silly frighten someone out of their wits send into a cold sweat make someone's blood run cold make someone shake in their shoes scare the life out of scare the hell out of frighten the living daylights out of push buttons mess with someone's head put someone off their stride frighten out of your wits take the wind out of your sails knock for a loop fill with terror underwhelm make uncomfortable dehydrate castrate geld desiccate lobotomize incite inflame preoccupy distress greatly hurry incommode frenzy flutter cause disquiet to transfix hustle tangle quicken occupy unquiet stimulate intrude tire interfere complicate hinder make restless unstring boggle put someone off tax freeze ferment threaten menace dement displace rummage disarray disrupt immobilize raise someone's eyebrows shake out of your complacency hit like ton of bricks completely surprise mess with one's head cause anxiety ventilate examine besiege blur dizzy paralyse with fear surprize occupy someone's thoughts prey on someone's mind put chill on immobilise disengage uncouple unfasten separate unhitch disconnect detach tease upset apple cart slight take one's breath away spring something on strike with awe cause wonder blow someone's mind render speechless importune test knock props out make your flesh creep strike fear into scare the pants off of get in the way throw into confusion victimize touch strike tear dun goad make flip work someone up bug up be incense anguish hound coerce throw into uproar throw into disorder dump on inflict trauma hurt one's feelings do in deeply upset hit like a ton of bricks blackjack bullyrag bogart suffer be unwell disrespect diss spite make things hot for someone inspire panic in strike terror in make it hot for someone victimise put the frighteners on nit-pick strap dog prick push martyr sweat out be a great weight on drive insane dis bluster showboat railroad enforce inconvenience weigh heavily on one's mind be indisposed be crook slur send over the edge be ill be weak be sick be wrong with feel pain be in pain feel unwell be the matter with make fearful make afraid chill someone's blood give someone a fright make someone's hair curl cut up eat at boggle someone's mind put one away blow one's mind discontent carp cavil incapacitate flip cramp arouse anxiety in weigh on niggle be disagreeable be an affront to be offensive give offence rub up the wrong way put someone's back up rankle with get someone's goat tread on someone's toes cause offense hurt someone's feelings put someone's nose out of joint walk heavy push around lean on fear do a number on be on one's case make it tough for sweat stew fire up flip out roil misplease wing enrage curdle cool sound cap quibble nitpick get someone get across key up lay up pose fox flap fidget tee off rock the boat maze be agitated wilder bamboozle muddy fog set someone thinking take pains turn off play dirty turn on the heat be in a tizzy be worried obfuscate labour over be in a flap be in a stew get worked up get in a stew get on someone's wick metagrobolize make a big thing out of make a big thing of hack you off make a meal of make a mountain out of a molehill make a thing of boggle the mind put your back up knock the stuffing out of someone be all Greek to smear calumniate dishonor backbite revile traduce blackguard blackball lampoon detract cause a few raised eyebrows amongst asperse dishonour vilify denigrate defame decry raise eyebrows amongst malign cause raised eyebrows condemn belie slander bad-mouth libel

Verb

To punish or reprimand (someone) for a fault or crime
chasten castigate chastise correct discipline penalise penalize punish admonish afflict berate censure chide exprobate objurgate rebuke reprehend reprimand reproach reprove scold scourge soften subjugate suppress tongue-lash try upbraid call down fulminate against take to task have on the carpet rake over the coals carpet lecture criticize lambaste remonstrate with tell off criticise give someone a dressing-down dress down tick off bawl out chew out haul over the coals give a talking-to read the riot act blast lay into give someone a roasting lambast give someone a rocket rag rate monster baste keelhaul bollock trim pull up ream out rap over the knuckles give someone an earful give someone a telling-off rail against rail at give someone a caning give someone hell give someone a rollicking have a go at give someone a mouthful let someone have it give someone what for give someone a wigging give someone a bollocking tear off a strip give someone a rating give someone a row rap wig row ream take someone to task blame nag tear into rant at come down on pitch into lace into slap down hammer flay score jaw put down put on the mat give someone some stick jump on blow up excoriate pummel pummelled find fault with bring someone to book chew someone out lay down the law slap someone's wrist send someone away with a flea in their ear attack abuse slate vituperate condemn rail caution bring to book visit blow up at throw the book at lean on light into yell at come down on like a ton of bricks give a rocket slap someone on the wrist rap someone over the knuckles call to account arraign exprobrate recompense take disciplinary action against spank skelp ferule denounce revile warn reprobate disparage vilify threap cavil recriminate taunt adjure counsel advise climb all over put on the carpet asperse objurate expostulate speak preach mete out punishment to criticize strongly be hard on rag on teach someone a lesson tear down make an example of pick on talk to tear a strip off draw the line give a going over tell a thing or two rap on knuckles slap on wrist strongly criticize call on the carpet give someone stick come down hard on give a piece of one's mind go on at have someone on the carpet take to the woodshed keep after slam savage bash flame diss trash lash assail scathe belabor potshot cane whip blister scorch beat thrash flog scarify drub belabour slap on the wrist rap someone the knuckles jump down one's throat drag over the coals criticize severely lay out harangue slag off knock pillory pan inveigh against bag roast rubbish bad-mouth denunciate cut up slash check crucify execrate deprecate fault slag dispraise dis skin run down malign rave at decry anathematize protest denigrate animadvert on declaim lesson hit out at monish rant fulminate pull apart rip into pull to pieces jump all over lash out at call over the coals accuse rake discredit deplore thunder complain skewer proscribe rip rollick shellac jawbone disapprove besmirch impugn slur judge trounce rave spout fume animadvert carp at give someone a bad press inveigh remonstrate disapprove of maul speak to pour scorn on cast aspersions on give something a bad press derogate express disapproval of ostracise ostracize declaim against give some stick to get after tear apart give one hell go on about kick up a fuss about take issue with kick up a stink about reprimand severely let fly round on pull someone up lash out lampoon rap someone's knuckles moralise moralize ridicule tear to pieces take apart smear cudgel slap deride strike smother hit satirize harass dress-down fry zap oppose defame chew rank on give going-over satirise slang give a tongue-lashing twit cavil at rake over coals reject lash into dishonor dishonour disgrace give tongue-lashing give somebody a piece of one's mind attask tear someone a new one give someone a dressing down give someone a telling off have words rap across the knuckles severely reprimand ding notice glue forewarn growl hoist take to pieces sail into nitpick about bring to account give piece of mind sledge throw brickbats at charge give someone a carpeting eat out criticize hatefully shout at cuss out lay on give comeuppance scorn backbite contemn rebuff incriminate carp on sound off go after jack up sit on give flak to pick holes in take down stigmatize prosecute criticize harshly take somebody to task take down a peg find fault give a hard time get on burn one's ears tax have your knife in bag on give a bad press to vituperate against stigmatise run something down impeach show up indict charge with call to task point the finger at read out look askance pick apart give the devil think badly of express disapprobation express disapprobation of stick it to send someone away with a flea in his lower the boom give the dickens argue with rage make a protest to thunder against rage against expostulate about protest strongly at remonstrate about challenge curse frame pronounce depreciate belittle name adjudge storm object make a fuss about make a stand against object to raise objections to vociferate kick make a protest against complain vociferously about disagree violently with oppose strongly put up a fight against kick against complain bitterly about take a stand against speak out against kick up take great exception to protest against bluster huff send up put away point finger at hang something on blow whistle on thumbs down on pin it on let have it speak out send up the river lay at one's door make a stand menace intimidate take a stand vociferate about mouth off about animadvert upon rant and rave swear at discourse orate address talk perorate descant expatiate mouth off exhort earbash pontificate to sermonize to spout to soapbox declaim to stump accost apostrophize spiel sermonize preach to hold forth to sermonise buttonhole spout at spiel to deliver a tirade to speechify to preachify to sound off to get on a soapbox hold forth give a lecture to

Verb

(in psychoanalytic theory) To divert or modify (an instinctual impulse) into a culturally higher or socially more acceptable activity

Trái nghĩa của repress

repress Thành ngữ, tục ngữ

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