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burden as in weight down with a load

    Synonyms

    • burthen weight down with a load ; a variant of `burden'
    • weight weight down with a load ; present with a bias; the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity ; sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; the relative importance granted to something; an artifact that is heavy ; an oppressive feeling of heavy force; a system of units used to express the weight of something ; a unit used to measure weight; (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance
    • weight down weight down with a load
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    burden as in impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
    • "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

    Synonyms

    • charge an impetuous rush toward someone or something; (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; the price charged for some article or service; the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons; attention and management implying responsibility for safety; a special assignment that is given to a person or group; a person committed to your care; financial liabilities (such as a tax); (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object; the swift release of a store of affective force; request for payment of a debt; a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield ; a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; demand payment; move quickly and violently; assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; file a formal charge against; make an accusatory claim; fill or load to capacity; enter a certain amount as a charge; cause to be admitted; give over to another for care or safekeeping; pay with a credit card; lie down on command, of hunting dogs ; cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; place a heraldic bearing on; provide (a device) with something necessary; direct into a position for use; impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence ; instruct or command with authority; attribute responsibility to; set or ask for a certain price; cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; saturate
    • saddle put a saddle on; load or burden; impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; a seat for the rider of a horse or other animal ; a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle) ; cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins ; a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe ; a seat for the rider of a bicycle ; posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl
    burden as in an onerous or difficult concern
    • "the burden of responsibility"
    • "that's a load off my mind"

    Synonyms

    • load fill or place a load on; provide (a device) with something necessary; transfer from a storage device to a computer's memory ; put (something) on a structure or conveyance; corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; weight to be borne or conveyed ; a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time; goods carried by a large vehicle ; an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate; the power output of a generator or power plant ; an onerous or difficult concern; a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks ; the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents ; electrical device to which electrical power is delivered
    • encumbrance an onerous or difficult concern; a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage) ; any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    • incumbrance a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage) ; an onerous or difficult concern; any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    • onus an onerous or difficult concern
    burden as in weight to be borne or conveyed

      Synonyms

      • load fill or place a load on; provide (a device) with something necessary; transfer from a storage device to a computer's memory ; put (something) on a structure or conveyance; corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; weight to be borne or conveyed ; a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time; goods carried by a large vehicle ; an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate; the power output of a generator or power plant ; an onerous or difficult concern; a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks ; the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents ; electrical device to which electrical power is delivered
      • loading weight to be borne or conveyed ; a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time; the ratio of the gross weight of an airplane to some factor determining its lift ; goods carried by a large vehicle ; the labor of putting a load of something on or in a vehicle or ship or container etc.
      burden as in the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

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        • effect produce; act so as to bring into existence; a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; an outward appearance; an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived); the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work ; (of a law) having legal validity; a symptom caused by an illness or a drug
        • essence the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted ; the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work ; a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor
        • core remove the core or center from; a small group of indispensable persons or things; the center of an object; the central part of the Earth ; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill ; an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality ; the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work ; (computer science) a tiny ferrite toroid formerly used in a random access memory to store one bit of data; the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place ; a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil
        • gist the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work ; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
        burden as in the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse

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