To press again.
- To hold back by an act of volition: couldn't repress a smirk.
- To put down by force, usually before total control has been lost; quell: repress a rebellion.
- Psychology To exclude (painful or disturbing memories, for example) automatically or unconsciously from the conscious mind.
- Biology To block (transcription of a gene) by combination of a protein to an operator gene.
- To take repressive action.