Restrain vs Stress - What's the difference?
As a verb restrain
is to control or keep in check.
As a noun stress is
stress (emotional pressure
To control or keep in check.
To deprive of liberty.
To restrict or limit.
, author=George Monbiot, authorlink=George Monbiot
, title=Money just makes the rich suffer
, volume=188, issue=23, page=19
, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly
, passage=In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […] The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining
the ultra-wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.}}
(countable, physics) The internal distribution of force per unit area (pressure) within a body reacting to applied forces which causes strain or deformation and is typically symbolised by
(countable, physics) externally applied to a body which cause internal stress within the body.
(uncountable) Emotional pressure suffered by a human being or other animal.
(uncountable, phonetics) The emphasis placed on a syllable of a word.
- Go easy on him, he's been under a lot of stress lately.
(uncountable) Emphasis placed on words in speaking.
(uncountable) Emphasis placed on a particular point in an argument or discussion (whether spoken or written).
- Some people put the stress on the first syllable of “controversy”; others put it on the second.
(Scotland, legal) distress; the act of distraining; also, the thing distrained.
* (phonetics) accent, emphasis
* (on words in speaking) emphasis
* (on a point) emphasis
To apply force to (a body or structure) causing strain.
To apply emotional pressure to (a person or animal).
(informal) To suffer stress; to worry or be agitated.
To emphasise (a syllable of a word).
To emphasise (words in speaking).
To emphasise (a point) in an argument or discussion.
- “Emphasis” is stressed on the first syllable, but “emphatic” is stressed on the second.
- I must stress that this information is given in strict confidence.
* (phonetics) emphasise/emphasize
* (on words in speaking) emphasise/emphasize
* (on a point) emphasise/emphasize, underline
* stress out