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stress verb

ADV. heavily, strongly He stressed the point very strongly that all these services cost money. | constantly, continually, repeatedly She has constantly stressed the government's poor record in this area. | rightly Doctors have rightly stressed the importance of exercise.

VERB + STRESS can only, must I must stress that we still know very little about this disease. | tend to Private schools tend to stress the more academic subjects. | be anxious to, be at pains to, be careful to, be keen to She is at pains to stress the cultural differences between the two countries. | be important to

PHRASES be worth stressing sth It is worth stressing that this was only a relatively small survey.