To do a wrong to; treat unjustly
To make sad or gloomy
The nobles were exhorted not to oppress the commons.
And yet in Gideon's time they were strong enough to oppress Israel.
The silence began to oppress the princess and she tried to catch someone's eye.
During the first year of her reign she made known that she was "resolved not to follow the example of her predecessor in making use of a few of her subjects to oppress the rest.
1, 1897, declared it to be neither national, nor Liberal, nor Christian to oppress the nationalities.