Definition of Bear on

1. Verb. Be relevant to. "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"

2. Verb. Have an effect upon. "Will the new rules affect me?"

3. Verb. Press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action. "Sam cannot bear on Sue "; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
Exact synonyms: Push
Generic synonyms: Exhort, Press, Urge, Urge On
Specialized synonyms: Nudge, Bull, Bull Through
Related verbs: Drive, Labor, Labour, Push, Tug
Derivative terms: Push, Push

4. Verb. Keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last. "Carry on the old traditions"

Definition of Bear on

1. Verb. To influence, have an effect on. ¹

2. Verb. To be relevant to. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bear On

bear down
bear down on
bear down upon
bear false witness
bear fruit
bear hug
bear hugs
bear in mind
bear in with
bear market
bear markets
bear oak
bear off
bear off from
bear on (current term)
bear out
bear paw
bear pit
bear pits
bear spread
bear the scars
bear trap
bear traps
bear up
bear upon
bear walker
bear with
bear witness

Literary usage of Bear on

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Clement XIV, to prevent a schism, yielded to the pressure brought to bear on him and suppressed the Society. As soon as he was sure of success. ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"The enemy brought, as nearly as I can judge, about sixteen guns to bear on us, but owing to the advantages of the ground, and the infantry preventing them ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and Critical Notices by Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck (1856)
"... leaders who flourished from the time of , the Persian Wars to the Roman Republic ; and a ! work, The Captain» of the Roman Republic. rm LAST bear on THE ..."

4. Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship by Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Neumann Sverdrup (1897)
"We saw quantities of seal and white fish along A DEAD bear on REINDEER ISLAND (AUGUST 21, 1893) (From a Photograph] the shore, but we had not time to go ..."

5. Forty-four Years of the Life of a Hunter: Being Reminiscences of Meshach by Meshach Browning, Edward Stabler (1859)
"Lee, a Revolutionary Officer — Kills a Buck asleep — Mode of packing bear on a Horse — Desperate Fight with Bear and Cubs — Killed two —Same Hunt killed two ..."

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