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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 op·press /əˈprɛs/
 (vt.)壓迫,壓抑

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Op·press v. t. [imp. & p. p. Oppressed p. pr. & vb. n. Oppressing.]
 1. To impose excessive burdens upon; to overload; hence, to treat with unjust rigor or with cruelty.
    For thee, oppressèd king, am I cast down.   --Shak.
 Behold the kings of the earth; how they oppress
 Thy chosen!   --Milton.
 2. To ravish; to violate. [Obs.]
 3. To put down; to crush out; to suppress. [Obs.]
    The mutiny he there hastes to oppress.   --Shak.
 4. To produce a sensation of weight in (some part of the body); as, my lungs are oppressed by the damp air; excess of food oppresses the stomach.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 oppress
      v 1: come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority;
           "The government oppresses political activists" [syn: suppress,
            crush]
      2: cause to suffer; "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet
         Union" [syn: persecute]