Definition of Bear on
1. Verb. Be relevant to. "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
Related verbs: Advert, Allude, Touch
Specialized synonyms: Center, Center On, Concentrate On, Focus On, Revolve About, Revolve Around, Apply, Go For, Hold, Affect, Involve, Regard, Interest, Matter To
Derivative terms: Pertinence, Pertinency, Pertinent, Reference
2. Verb. Have an effect upon. "Will the new rules affect me?"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Strike A Blow, Repercuss, Tell On, Redound, Excite, Stimulate, Process, Treat, Hydrolise, Hydrolize, Color, Colour, Distort, Tinge, Endanger, Expose, Peril, Queer, Scupper, Hit, Strike, Subject, Bother, Discommode, Disoblige, Incommode, Inconvenience, Put Out, Trouble, Act Upon, Influence, Work, Slam-dunk
Derivative terms: Impact, Impact
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"
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"
Specialized synonyms: Re-start, Restart, Resume, Hang In, Hang On, Hold On, Persevere, Persist, Perpetuate, Keep Up, Prolong, Sustain, Mummify
Related verbs: Continue, Go Forward, Proceed, Continue, Go Along, Go On, Keep, Proceed
Generic synonyms: Hold, Keep, Maintain
Derivative terms: Preservation, Upholder
Definition of Bear on
1. Verb. To influence, have an effect on. ¹
2. Verb. To be relevant to. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Bear On
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 ..."