repress
verb.
put down by force or intimidation
The government quashes any attempt of an uprising|China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently|The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land
verb.
impede or hinder the natural development or self-expression of
verb.
suppress in order to conceal or hide
smother a yawn|muffle one's anger|strangle a laugh|repress a cry of fear
verb.
put out of one's consciousness
Synonym: suppress
verb.
block the action of
the process of repressing gene transcription