Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun burden

4 senses of burden

Sense 1
burden, load, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus -- (an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind")
       => concern, worry, headache, vexation -- (something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry")

Sense 2
load, loading, burden -- (weight to be borne or conveyed)
       => weight -- (an artifact that is heavy)

Sense 3
effect, essence, burden, core, gist -- (the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work)
       => meaning, significance, signification, import -- (the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous")

Sense 4
burden -- (the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse)
       => idea, thought -- (the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind")

Antonyms of verb burden

1 of 2 senses of burden

Sense 1
burden, burthen, weight, weight down -- (weight down with a load)
       Antonym of unburden (Sense 2)
      => unburden, disburden -- (take the burden off; remove the burden from; "unburden the donkey")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb burden

2 senses of burden

Sense 1
burden, burthen, weight, weight down -- (weight down with a load)
       => charge -- (fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay")

Sense 2
charge, saddle, burden -- (impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend")
       => command, require -- (make someone do something)

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