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Synonyms for stress

Noun

1. stress, emphasis, accent, prosody, inflection
usage: the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
2. tension, tenseness, stress, strain, mental strain, nervous strain, vasoconstrictor, vasoconstrictive
usage: (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
3. stress, force
usage: (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body; "the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area"
4. stress, focus, emphasis, accent
usage: special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"
5. stress, strain, difficulty
usage: difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension; "she endured the stresses and strains of life"; "he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson

Verb

1. stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate, express, show, evince
usage: to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
2. stress, accent, accentuate, pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say
usage: put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
3. try, strain, stress, afflict
usage: test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"
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