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Synonyms for burden

Synonyms for burden

something carried physically

something hard to bear physically or emotionally

a duty or responsibility that is a source of anxiety, worry, or hardship

an act or course of action that is demanded of one, as by position, custom, law, or religion

to place a burden or heavy load on

the thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse

the general sense or significance, as of an action or statement

Synonyms for burden

the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse

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weight down with a load

impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

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Five disease groups accounted for 81% of fatal burden in 2010, with two groups accounting for more than half (58%) of the total fatal burden.
Assets of the businesses Burden owned secure each debt, but Burden had personally guaranteed the debts.
Soon they overtook an aged woman struggling under a burden that seemed far too heavy for her frail body.
Burden then lashed out at the officers arresting her.
The accused has the burden of proving the affirmative defense by a preponderance of evidence.
The declining trend in the debt burden is driven mostly by two groups of consumers, those whose burdens increased year over year and those whose burdens did not change.
This report covers 58 markets and comprises a series of tables covering taxation base, historical excise rates, legal controls and a calculation of the total taxation burden on beer.
The majority of the Burden family interest is represented by a charitable foundation.
Hartzell said in a statement: "the survey confirmed what we are seeing in the market, which is that the lifestyle intrusion of call is being tolerated less and less by physicians, and they are seeking ways to decrease their call coverage burden.
Burden won his heat and semi-final to secure lane four on his way to the 50m freestyle final where he became National Champion 17/18yrs with a time of 23.
TEI represents a broad cross-section of the business community, and is dedicated to developing and effectively implementing sound tax policy, to promoting the uniform and equitable enforcement of the tax laws, and to reducing the cost and burden of administration and compliance to the benefit of taxpayers and government alike.
Burden announced the appointment of Alexandros Washburn as director of Urban Design for the Department.
For one thing, parties that issue subpoenas must always be conscious of their obligation under Rule 45 to "take reasonable steps to avoid imposing undue burden or expense on a person subject to that subpoena.
A major aim of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) is to minimize the burden that responding to these collections imposes on the public, while maximizing their public benefit.
We examined the frequency and degree of caregiver burden in persons with parkinsonism (PWP).