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English definition of “stress”

stress

verb [T] (EMPHASIZE)    /stres/
B2 to give emphasis or special importance to something: [+ (that)] He is careful to stress (that) the laboratory's safety standards are the best in the country. I'd just like to stress the importance of neatness and politeness in this job.Stressing and emphasizing
(Definition of stress verb (EMPHASIZE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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