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noun as in emphasis

verb as in accentuate, emphasize

verb as in put under physical or mental pressure

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Example Sentences

Fink stresses the need for Nigeria to train and deploy women into more prominent law enforcement roles.

Rather, Mahone is well aware of, and repeatedly stresses, the stunning rise to fame he has experienced.

The collective stresses that it has no intentions of museum-izing the materials it has gathered.

Starr stresses that universities are required under Title IX to investigate and intervene in sexual assault cases.

In one segment, she stresses how important a good latte is—and "no one does it better than New York."

Their mental functions are less stable naturally, and are subject to greater physical strains and stresses.

The impact stresses depend so much on local conditions that it is difficult to fix what allowance should be made.

For all these reasons the stresses due to the live load are greater than those due to the same load resting quietly on the bridge.

For shearing stresses the working stress may have 0.8 of its value for tension.

Except when the limiting stresses are of opposite sign, the two tables agree very well.


On this page you'll find 130 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stresses, such as: weight, force, importance, accent, beat, and accentuation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.