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Definitions and Synonyms of bear on | Another word for bear on | What is bear on?

Definition 1: have an effect upon - [verb of change]

Samples where bear on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Will the new rules affect me?

Synonyms for bear on in the sense of this definition

(bear on is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of bear on ) have and exert influence or effect

"The artist's work influenced the young painter" "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

(... is a kind of bear on ) to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

"Sorry to trouble you, but..."

(... is a kind of bear on ) cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to

"He subjected me to his awful poetry" "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills" "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"

(... is a kind of bear on ) affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely

"We were hit by really bad weather" "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager" "The earthquake struck at midnight"

(... is a kind of bear on ) put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

(... is a kind of bear on ) affect as in thought or feeling

"My personal feelings color my judgment in this case" "The sadness tinged his life"

(... is a kind of bear on ) make a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis

(... is a kind of bear on ) subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

"process cheese" "process hair" "treat the water so it can be drunk" "treat the lawn with chemicals" "treat an oil spill"

(... is a kind of bear on ) act as a stimulant

"The book stimulated her imagination" "This play stimulates"

(... is a kind of bear on ) have an effect for good or ill

"Her efforts will redound to the general good"

(... is a kind of bear on ) produce an effect or strain on somebody

"Each step told on his tired legs"

(... is a kind of bear on ) cause repercussions; have an unwanted effect

(... is a kind of bear on ) affect adversely

"The court ruling struck a blow at the old segregation laws"

(... is a kind of bear on ) make a forceful move against

"the electronic travel market is slam-dunking traditional travel agencies"

Definition 2: press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action - [verb of communication]

Samples where bear on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He pushed her to finish her doctorate

Synonyms for bear on in the sense of this definition

(bear on is a kind of ...) force or impel in an indicated direction

"I urged him to finish his studies"

(... is a kind of bear on ) push into action by pestering or annoying gently

(... is a kind of bear on ) push or force

"He bulled through his demands"

(bear on has a similar meaning as ...) strive and make an effort to reach a goal

"She tugged for years to make a decent living" "We have to push a little to make the deadline!" "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"

Definition 3: be relevant to - [verb of stative]

Samples where bear on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
  • My remark pertained to your earlier comments

Synonyms for bear on in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of bear on ) center upon

"Her entire attention centered on her children" "Our day revolved around our work"

(... is a kind of bear on ) be pertinent or relevant or applicable

"The same laws apply to you!" "This theory holds for all irrational numbers" "The same rules go for everyone"

(... is a kind of bear on ) connect closely and often incriminatingly

"This new ruling affects your business"

(... is a kind of bear on ) be of importance or consequence

"This matters to me!"

(bear on has a similar meaning as ...) make a more or less disguised reference to

"He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"

Definition 4: keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last - [verb of stative]

Samples where bear on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • preserve the peace in the family
  • continue the family tradition
  • Carry on the old traditions

Synonyms for bear on in the sense of this definition

(bear on is a kind of ...) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean'

"hold in place" "She always held herself as a lady" "The students keep me on my toes"

(... is a kind of bear on ) take up or begin anew

"We resumed the negotiations"

(... is a kind of bear on ) be persistent, refuse to stop

"he persisted to call me every night" "The child persisted and kept asking questions"

(... is a kind of bear on ) cause to continue or prevail

"perpetuate a myth"

(... is a kind of bear on ) lengthen or extend in duration or space

"We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible" "prolong the treatment of the patient" "keep up the good work"

(... is a kind of bear on ) preserve while making lifeless

"mummified ideas and institutions should be gotten rid of"

(bear on has a similar meaning as ...) move ahead; travel onward in time or space

"We proceeded towards Washington" "She continued in the direction of the hills" "We are moving ahead in time now"

(bear on has a similar meaning as ...) continue a certain state, condition, or activity

"Keep on working!" "We continued to work into the night" "Keep smiling" "We went on working until well past midnight"

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