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-prĭmo , pressi, pressum, 3, v. a.,
I.to press back, keep back; to check, curb, restrain (class., partic. in the trop. sense; cf.: repello, refuto).
II. Trop. (the figure borrowed from the restraining, confining of a stream), to check, curb, restrain, limit, confine, repress: “difficilem quandam temperantiam postulant in eo, quod semel admissum coërceri reprimique non potest,Cic. Fin. 1, 1, 2; cf.: “furorem exsultantem reprimere,id. Sest. 44, 95: “intellego hanc rei publicae pestem paulisper reprimi, non in perpetuum comprimi posse,id. Cat. 1, 12, 30: “memoria, non exstincta, sed repressa vetustate,suppressed, id. Cael. 30, 71: “impetus hostium repressos esse intellegunt ac retardatos,id. Imp. Pomp. 5, 13: “iis regios spiritus repressit,Nep. Dion, 5, 5: “animi incitationem atque alacritatem non reprimere sed augere,Caes. B. C. 3, 92 fin.: “cursum,id. ib. 3, 93: “itinera,Cic. Att. 10, 9: “fugam hostium,Caes. B. G. 3, 14: “iracundiam,Ter. Ad. 5, 3, 8; 9: “nunc reprimam susceptam objurgationem,Cic. Att. 4, 16, 9 (15): “illius conatus,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 26, § 64: “consuetudinem peccandi,id. ib. 2, 2, 22, § “53: fletum,id. Rep. 6, 15, 15: “gemitum,Ov. M. 9, 163 et saep.: “odium suum a corpore alicujus,Cic. Sest. 55, 117: “famam,id. Phil. 11, 10, 23: “ferocitatem,id. Off. 2, 11, 40: “impetum,id. Leg. 3, 12, 27.— Poet., with inf.: ast occasus ubi tempusve audere repressit, the bold undertaking, Enn. ap. Tert. p. 178 Müll. (Ann. v. 292 Vahl.).— “Of personal objects: quem neque fides, neque jusjurandum ... Repressit,has restrained, Ter. Ad. 3, 2, 9: “me ... horum aspectus in ipso cursu orationis repressit,Cic. Sest. 69, 144: “quem L. Murena repressum magnā ex parte, non oppressum reliquit,id. Mur. 15, 32: reprimam me, ne aegre quicquam ex me audias, I will control myself, check or restrain myself, Ter. Hec. 5, 1, 38; so, “me,id. Heaut. 1, 2, 25; Cic. Leg. 2, 17, 44: “hac repressi castigatione in proelium redeunt,Just. 1, 6, 15; cf. “mid.: vix reprimor, quin te manere jubeam,Plaut. Mil. 4, 8, 58: “se ab omni contagione vitiorum,Plin. Pan. 83, 2.— Hence, adv.: rĕpressē , with restraint, constrainedly: “repressius peccare,Gell. 12, 11, 5: “repressius actum est,Amm. 29, 2, 12.
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