lay great stress/emphasis on

Definition of lay great stress/emphasis on

  1. :  to stress or emphasize (something) very much She lays great stress/emphasis on good manners.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to beat or strike down with force

    :  to put or set down

    :  to place for rest or sleep

  1. :  covert, lair

    :  something (such as a layer) that lies or is laid (see 1lay)

    :  line of action :  plan

  1. : past tense oflie

  1. :  a simple narrative poem :  ballad

    :  melody, song

  1. :  of or relating to the laity :  not ecclesiastical

    :  of or relating to members of a religious house occupied with domestic or manual work

    :  not of a particular profession

  1. :  notably large in size :  huge

    :  elaborate, ample

    :  large in number or measure :  numerous

  1. :  in a great manner :  well

  1. :  an outstandingly superior or skillful person

  1. :  constraining force or influence: such as

    :  a force exerted when one body or body part presses on, pulls on, pushes against, or tends to compress or twist another body or body part

    :  the intensity of this mutual force commonly expressed in pounds per square inch

  1. :  to subject to physical or psychological stress

    :  to subject to phonetic stress :  accent

    :  to lay stress on :  emphasize

  1. :  force or intensity of expression that gives impressiveness or importance to something

    :  a particular prominence given in reading or speaking to one or more words or syllables

    :  special consideration of or stress or insistence on something

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to criticize severely

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