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verb [transitive]     stress pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlestressing
past tensestressed
past participlestressed
  1. 1
    to emphasize something such as an idea, fact, or detail
    stress that:

    He stressed that this was a temporary solution.

  2. 2
    linguistics to pronounce a particular word or syllable (=part of a word) more loudly or with greater force than other words or syllables

    The noundesert” is stressed on the first syllable.

  3. 3
    spoken to be worried or nervous
    stress about:

    Even though we have no money I’m not stressing about it.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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