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

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

  • Will the new rules affect me?

Synonyms for bear upon in the sense of this definition

(bear upon 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 upon ) 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 upon ) to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

"Sorry to trouble you, but..."

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

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

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

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

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

"Her efforts will redound to the general good"

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

"Each step told on his tired legs"

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

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

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

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

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

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