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To make, or to have made, a claim
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To emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
“I think it is really important to stress that everyone has the right to speak out and take action.”
To cause mental or emotional strain or tension in
“The impending deadline is beginning to stress me significantly.”
(usually of an object) To physically strain, or to apply force as to cause strain
“Heavily fatigued muscles may eventually stress the bone structure and cause a fracture.”
(of speech) To vocally place emphasis on specific words or syllables
“My son tends to stress capitalized words with inflections.”
Plural for a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances
“He made a conscious effort not to let the stress get the better of him despite the mounting pressure.”
Plural for pressure or tension exerted on a material object
“Using excessive pressure can damage equipment and exert great stress on air hoses.”
Plural for particular emphasis or importance
“The highlight of his message was his stress on the importance of the traditional family.”
(of speech) Plural for emphasis given to a particular syllable or word
“The name is pronounced with the stress on the second syllable.”
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