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1. stress [ n ] the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
Examples: "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"

Used in print:

(Ralph B. Long. The Sentence and Its Parts: A...)

In sentences , patterns of stress are determined by complex combinations of influences that can only be suggested here .

The tendency is toward putting dominant stress at the end .

Dominant stress is of_course more than extended duration , and normally centers_on syllables that would have primary stress or phrase stress if the words or longer units they are parts of were spoken alone : a dominant stress given to glorify would normally center_on its first syllable rather than its last .

Dominant stress is of_course more than extended duration , and normally centers_on syllables that would have primary stress or phrase stress if the words or longer units they are parts of were spoken alone : a dominant stress given to glorify would normally center_on its first syllable rather than its last .

Dominant stress is of_course more than extended duration , and normally centers_on syllables that would have primary stress or phrase stress if the words or longer units they are parts of were spoken alone : a dominant stress given to glorify would normally center_on its first syllable rather than its last .

Synonyms stress accentuation accent emphasis Related Terms prosody sentence_stress word_stress accentuation tonic_accent

2. stress [ v ] to stress, single out as important
Examples: : "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet."

Used in print:

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

This must be stressed because it is absolutely essential to the argument of this concluding chapter .

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

MacLean stressed correctly the importance of the visceral_brain for preservation of the individual and the species , as evidenced by the influence of the limbic_brain ( including the hypothalamus ) on emotions related_to fight and flight and also on sexual functions .

We stressed the reciprocal relation of these systems with respect to the autonomic somatic downward discharge as_well_as regarding the hypothalamic cortical discharge .

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

American policy toward such societies should stress our sympathy for the emerging social and professional classes .

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

They were stressed in the speeches of Si_Mubarak_Bekkai when the first Council_of_Ministers was formed and again when the Istiqlal took a leading role in the second Council .

Synonyms stress emphasize accentuate accent emphasise punctuate Related Terms express emphasize underscore point_up re-emphasise topicalize background bear_down drive_home emphasis emphasizing

3. stress [ n ] a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
Examples: "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension" "stress is a vasoconstrictor"

Used in print:

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

Even more complex and obviously cortically induced forms of emotional_arousal could be elicited in monkey A on seeing monkey B ( but not a rabbit ) in emotional stress .

Synonyms tension stress tenseness Related Terms strain vasoconstrictor breaking_point yips psychology

4. stress [ v ] put stress on; utter with an accent
Examples: "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"

Used in print:

(Ralph B. Long. The Sentence and Its Parts: A...)

In of all the suggestions that were made , his was the silliest the possessive his represents his suggestion and is stressed .

In I wanted to tell him , but I was afraid to the final to is lightly stressed because it represents to tell him .

In the first of these sentences if by is the complement of come and Tuesday is an adjunct of time equivalent_to on Tuesday , there will be strong stress on by in the spoken_language ; but if a complement for come is implied and by Tuesday is a prepositional unit used as an adjunct , by will be unstressed or lightly stressed at_most .

Synonyms stress accentuate accent Related Terms pronounce dialect accentuation

5. stress [ n ] special emphasis attached to something
Examples: "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"

Used in print:

(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)

Without the decay of a sense of objective reference ( except as the imitation of mystery ) , the stress on subjective invention would never have been stimulated into being .

(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)

Great stress is placed on the role that the monitoring of information sending plays in maintaining the effectiveness of the network .

(Raymond J. Corsini et al., Roleplaying in Business...)

Up to this point stress has been placed on roleplaying in_terms_of individuals .

Synonyms stress focus Related Terms emphasis

6. stress [ v ] direct attention to, as if by means of contrast
Examples: "This dress accentuates your nice figure!" "I set off these words by brackets"

Used in print:

(The American-German Review,...)

He added that he also stresses the works of these favorite masters on_tour , especially Mahler 's First and Fourth symphonies , and Das_Lied_von_der_Erde , and Bruckner 's Sixth - which is rarely played - and Seventh .

(Rhode Island Development Council. Annual Report 1960....)

Our media advertising continued , during 1960 , its previous effective program that stressed such specifics as 100 % financing , plant availabilities , and location advantages .

Synonyms emphasize accentuate stress set_off accent bring_out Related Terms deemphasize change foreground pick_up raise background

7. stress [ n ] (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body

Used in print:

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

There is another means which should show the direction and relative value of the stresses in viscoelastic fluids that is not mentioned as_such in the literature , and that is the shape of the suspended drops of low viscosity fluids in shear fields .

Synonyms stress Related Terms force tension breaking_point

8. stress [ n ] difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
Examples: : "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

Used in print:

(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)

`` A marriage can survive almost any kind of stress except an open and direct challenge to the husband 's maleness '' , declares Dr._Calderone .

(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)

We have seen that the folksy spirit is confined to economic peers ; consequently , the vulnerability to social difference should not be attributed to the stress on personal community in Protestant congregations ; actually , there is little evidence of such personal community in Protestant congregations , as we shall see in another connection .

Synonyms strain stress Related Terms difficulty try

9. stress [ n ] an intense or violent exertion

Synonyms straining stress strain Related Terms effort strive strain

10. stress [ v ] test the limits of
Examples: "You are trying my patience!"

Synonyms strain stress try Related Terms afflict rack strain

11. stress [ n ] (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body
Examples: "the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area"

Synonyms stress Related Terms force force tension breaking_point physics

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