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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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JESUS said: "Come to Me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.
Fitch's calculations showed a modest year-over-year increase in median state long-term liability burdens at 6% of 2016 personal income compared to 5.6% one year earlier.
In February 2012, the IRS released directive LB&I-4-0112-001 (the first directive), which provided examiners with a three-step process for analyzing a taxpayer's benefits and burdens. Each step consisted of three questions; to complete a step, two of the three questions had to be answered in the affirmative.
(12) Thus, accommodating one person's religious exercise by permitting him to possess an eagle necessarily burdens someone else's religious exercise by denying her access to that eagle.
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.
Construction industry supplier WT Burdens, a family and employee owned business, has refinanced its funding capital.
The future king replied thoughtfully, "I suppose when I helped others carry their burdens, I found the strength to carry my own."
With regard to the main purpose of the study, the results showed that 26.4% of caregivers suffered from a mild level of burden, 60.8% had moderate burden and 12.8% had high burdens.
Green, (29) details the shifting burdens in a Title VII discrimination case.
Nonetheless, it remains true that the potential costs and burdens that nonparties will face in dealing with electronically stored information raise distinct issues that are not often prominent in party discovery.
The Free Speech Coalition, a trade association for producers and distributors of adult content, wants to block expanded record keeping requirements known as "2257 rules," after the section of the criminal code in which they're found--that they say place unreasonable burdens on their businesses.
In terms of burden depth, Ciccotelli says that most recyclers have problems with burdens deeper than 12 inches.
Supporters argued that without the federal law, zoning regulations that impose substantial burdens on houses of worship would too often be upheld and that prisoners, detainees and institutionalized mental health patients faced major burdens in practicing their religious beliefs.
The NAM study illustrates that American businesses could compete successfully in the international marketplace--if they were relieved of the onerous burdens placed on them by Washington.