'Stress Something' or 'Stress on Something'?

Stress can be either a verb or a noun.

As a verb, it is transitive and therefore takes a direct object:

My parents always stress the importance of a good education.

My parents always stress on the importance of a good education.

The committee stressed the need for more accurate information.

The committee stressed on the need for more accurate information.

Stress on something is correct only when stress is used as a noun:

My parents always lay stress on the importance of a good education.

The committee put stress on the need for more accurate information.

Examples from the media

Ontario and Quebec laid out their plans for schools Wednesday as they stressed the importance of vaccinations to keep students and educators safe. Toronto Star

It said clubs in Northern Ireland must stress to players and management teams that '12 April is the earliest date that they may be permitted to resume activity'. BBC

The exercises are all the traditional ones, like leg raises and chest expanders, but to begin with the equipment is motorised, so it doesn't put stress on the joints. —Daily Mail

Nowadays, Eton likes to lay stress on the entrepreneurs it produces (Johnnie Boden), the athletes (Matthew Pinsent), actors (Damian Lewis), successful cultural log-rollers (Jay Jopling) or green activists-lobbyists (Jonathan Porritt). The Guardian

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