What is the difference between the words oppression and repression?


Oppress: unfair and cruel treatment by a powerful person or government http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/oppression Repress: to put down by force before control has been lost, as with a rebellion http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/dictionary/repress.php To press again; to repress the first risings of discontent. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/repress?rdfrom=Repress Oppression is use of repression more than once.

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