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burden

noun

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  1. 1 a mass or quantity of something taken up and carried, conveyed, or transported the early settlers often used horses to carry their burdens Synonyms of 1burden burden, cargo, draft, freight, haul, lading, loading, payload, weightWords Related to 1burden consignment; boatload, carload, shipload, trainload, truckload, wagonload; ballast, deadweight; overload, surcharge; bale, bundle, pack, package, packet, parcel, shipment; manifest; body, bulk, mass

  2. 2 something one must do because of prior agreement the burden of homework prevented the youngster from joining his friends at the game Synonyms of 1burden burden, charge, commitment, devoir, do [archaic], duty, imperative, incumbency, need, office, responsibilityWords Related to 1burden oath, pledge, promise, troth, vow, word; arrangement, prearrangement, setup; compact, contract, covenant, pact, trust; debt, payment, tribute; compulsion, constraint, restraint; must, requirement; coercion, duress, force; appointment, engagement, reservation; burden, onusNear Antonyms of 1burden grace, postponement, stay; discharge, ease, exemption, release, relief, waiver; loophole; alternative, choice, option, pick, preference, selection


burden

noun

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  1. a part of a song or hymn that is repeated every so often had some trouble coming up with a burden for the song Synonyms of 2burden burden, refrainWords Related to 2burden repeat, response


burden

verb

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  1. 1 to place a weight or burden on burdened the dog with a little backpack Synonyms of burden load, encumber, freight, lade, laden, lumber, saddle, weightWords Related to burden clog, clutter, fill, pack; heap, mound, pile, stack; press, weigh; strain, tax; overburden, overload, overtax, surcharge; hamper, handicap; afflict, oppressNear Antonyms of burden alleviate, ease, lighten, relieveAntonyms of burden disburden, discharge, disencumber, unburden, unlade, unload

  2. 2 to make sad refuses to let everyday problems burden her Synonyms of burden bum (out), depress, dash, deject, get down, oppress, sadden, weigh downWords Related to burden ail, distress, trouble; afflict, torment, torture; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit, get down, unnerve; agitate, bother, concern, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, disturb, exercise, freak (out), perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worryNear Antonyms of burden animate, enliven, invigorate; assure, comfort, console, reassure, solace, soothe; excite, inspire, stimulate; elate, exhilarate; encourage, hearten; delight, gratify, please; boost, elevate, lift, upliftAntonyms of burden brighten, buoy, cheer (up), gladden, lighten, rejoice



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