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depress和oppress的中文意思相近,如何区分
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“depress” means “to cause someone to feel unhappy and without hope”.

      Wet weather always depresses me.

“oppress” means “to govern people in an unfair and cruel way and prevent them from having opportunities and freedom”.

      The regime is accused of oppressing religious minorities. 

[1]https://dictionary.cambridge.org/zhs/词典/英语/oppress

[2]https://dictionary.cambridge.org/zhs/词典/英语/depress

answered Oct 16, 2020 by Ariel (28,250 points)

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