Oppress – To burden people with a harsh exercise of power; to govern people unfairly and cruelly
The others press (oppress) down on me in a harsh exercise of power.
Examples of oppress in a sentence
He is a vicious dictator who has oppressed the people for too long now.
The common people cannot win this fight against their oppressors.
There are a great number of oppressed groups living in the south of the country.