lay great stress/emphasis on

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lay great stress/emphasis on

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

Word by Word Definitions

great play
  1. : notably large in size : huge

  2. : of a kind characterized by relative largeness

  3. : elaborate, ample

  1. : in a great manner : well

  1. : an outstandingly superior or skillful person

stress play
  1. : constraining force or influence: such as

  2. : 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

  3. : the deformation caused in a body by such a force

  1. : to subject to physical or psychological stress

  2. : to subject to phonetic stress : accent

  3. : to lay stress on : emphasize

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

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

  3. : special consideration of or stress or insistence on something


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