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British English: /strɛs/
American English: /strɛs/

Translation of stress in French:


  • 1 (nervous) emotional/mental stress
    tension émotionnelle/nerveuse
    signs of stress
    signes (mpl) de tension
    to suffer from stress to be under stress to put somebody under stress, to put stress on somebody
    soumettre quelqu'un au stress
    in times of stress
    en période de stress
    the stresses and strains of modern life
    les agressions (fpl) de la vie moderne
  • 2 (emphasis) stress on
    insistance (f) sur (aspect, point)
    to lay ou put stress on
    mettre l'accent (m) sur, insister sur (fact, problem, feature)
    there is not enough stress (laid) on vocational skills
    on ne met pas assez l'accent sur les aptitudes pratiques
  • 3 (Engineering, Physics) subject to high stresses
    soumis à des efforts importants
    a stress of 500 kg
    une charge de 500 kg
    to put ou impose stress on something
    soumettre quelque chose à un effort
    the stress on the fuselage
    l'effort subi par le fuselage
    to be in stress the stress produced in a structure
    le travail d'une structure
  • 4 (Linguistics, Phonetics) (phenomenon)
    (instance) accent (m)
    the stress falls on…
    l'accent tombe sur…
    to put ou place the stress on something
    mettre or placer l'accent sur quelque chose

transitive verb

  • 1 (emphasize)
    mettre l'accent (m) or insister sur (commitment, issue, difficulty, advantage)
    to stress the importance of something
    souligner l'importance (f) de quelque chose
    to stress the need for something/to do
    souligner la nécessité de quelque chose/de faire
    to stress the point that …
    insister sur le fait que …
    to stress (that)
    souligner que
  • 2 (Linguistics, Music)
    accentuer (note, syllable)
  • 3 (Engineering, Technology) (experimentally)
    soumettre [quelque chose] à des efforts mpl (structure, component)
    (in practice) faire travailler (structure, metal)

Phrasal verbs

stress out

stress [somebody] out
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