bear on

bear on
verb
1. be relevant to (Freq. 2)
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There were lots of questions referring to her talk

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My remark pertained to your earlier comments

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑pertinent (for: ↑pertain), ↑pertinency (for: ↑pertain), ↑pertinence (for: ↑pertain), ↑reference (for: ↑refer)
Hyponyms:
Verb Group: ↑allude, ↑touch, ↑advert
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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Something is ——ing PP

(for: ↑relate)
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Something is ——ing PP

(for: ↑pertain)
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Something is ——ing PP

(for: ↑refer)
2. have an effect upon (Freq. 2)
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Will the new rules affect me?

Syn: ↑affect, ↑impact, ↑bear upon, ↑touch on, ↑touch
Derivationally related forms: ↑impact (for: ↑impact)
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify
Hyponyms:
strike a blow, ↑repercuss, ↑tell on, ↑redound, ↑stimulate, ↑excite, ↑process, ↑treat, ↑hydrolize, ↑hydrolise, ↑tinge, ↑color, ↑colour, ↑distort, ↑queer, ↑expose, ↑scupper, ↑endanger, ↑peril, ↑hit, ↑strike, ↑subject, ↑trouble, ↑put out, ↑inconvenience, ↑disoblige, ↑discommode, ↑incommode, ↑bother, ↑influence, ↑act upon, ↑work, ↑slam-dunk
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

3. press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action (Freq. 1)
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He pushed her to finish her doctorate

Syn: ↑push
Derivationally related forms: ↑push (for: ↑push)
Hypernyms: ↑urge, ↑urge on, ↑press, ↑exhort
Hyponyms: ↑nudge, ↑bull, ↑bull through
Verb Group: ↑tug, ↑labor, ↑labour, ↑push, ↑drive
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody to INFINITIVE

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Somebody ——s

(for: ↑push)
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Sam cannot bear on Sue

4. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
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preserve the peace in the family

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continue the family tradition

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Carry on the old traditions

Syn: ↑continue, ↑uphold, ↑carry on, ↑preserve
Ant: ↑discontinue (for: ↑continue)
Derivationally related forms: ↑preservation (for: ↑preserve), ↑upholder (for: ↑uphold)
Hypernyms: ↑keep, ↑maintain, ↑hold
Hyponyms:
resume, ↑restart, ↑re-start, ↑persevere, ↑persist, ↑hang in, ↑hang on, ↑hold on, ↑perpetuate, ↑prolong, ↑sustain, ↑keep up, ↑mummify
Verb Group: ↑continue, ↑go on, ↑proceed, ↑go along, ↑keep, ↑go forward
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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BE RELEVANT TO, appertain to, pertain to, relate to, have a bearing on, have relevance to, apply to, be pertinent to.
bear

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ˈbear ˌon ˈbear u ˌpon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they bear on he/she/it bears on present participle bearing on past tense bore on past participle borne on] phrasal verb
to be connected with something or to influence it

Do you have any information bearing on his disappearance?

Thesaurus: to be connected with or related to somethingsynonym
Main entry: bear

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be relevant to (something)

two kinds of theories that bear on literary studies

[with adverbial] be a burden on (someone)

a tax that will bear heavily on poorer households

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bear on [phrasal verb]
bear on (something) formal
1 : to have an effect on (something)

Personal feelings did not bear on our decision. [=did not affect or influence our decision]

2 : to apply or relate to (something)

What are the facts bearing directly on this matter?

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