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Synonyms for repressing

restrictive of action

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victim may still be induced into repressing a memory through denial,
"Instead of listening to their own people, President Assad is blaming outsiders while seeking Iranian assistance in repressing Syria's citizens through the same brutal tactics that have been used by his Iranian allies," he said.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) says the punishment is too much and is repressing free speech.
When next-door neighbor Jimmy Freeze shares some of the weed Tess's dad has sold him, their subsequent lovemaking opens Tess to all the pain she's been repressing: "...
That's not surprising, says Marina Ottaway of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, considering that the region's autocratic regimes have been repressing centrist, secular parties for decades: When you forbid political organizing, she explains, the only place left to meet is the mosque, so you end up with Islamist parties as the only opposition.
Gene expression profiling shows that cells generally respond to toxicant stress by repressing genes that guide cell growth and inducing those that govern DNA repair and other protective functions.
The AFL-CIO's 105-page petition contends that the Chinese government's "persistent pattern of repressing labor rights" has created "a huge pool of cut-rate labor that has displaced as many as 1.2 million American jobs." According to press reports, the AFL-CIO is asking the Bush Administration to impose quotas or tariffs to raise the cost of Chinese-made goods.