Antonyms for repress
keep back, hold in:aid, disperse, help, release, let go, yield, liberate, permit, assist, allow, free, start, surrender, scatter, encourage.
noun:animate, forward, incite, back, assist, release, impel, let loose, loose, arouse, foment, stir, express, provoke, aid, help, support, further, unleash, advance, whip, emancipate, excite, cultivate, free, instigate, prop up, vent, set free, take out.
Usage examples for repress
Nefert saw him ready to leap, she pressed her hands upon her lips to repress a scream, she shut her eyes, and when she opened them again he had accomplished the first leap, and at the second the Gods preserved him from falling; at the third the king held out his hand to him, and saved him from a fall. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
Laura could hardly repress a smile at the thought of Ivy's six sturdy brothers depending on her in their troubles, knowing as she did that stone bruises, torn garments and other calamities incident to boyhood were always carried to their mother, while, as Laura often said, Hugh made himself a regular oak- tree for Ivy to twine around. – Peggy-Alone by Mary Agnes Byrne