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Synonyms for bear


bring yourself to


give birth to



bear down on someone


bear down on something or someone

bear on something


bear with someone


Synonyms for bear

to hold up

to sustain the weight of

to hold on one's person

to move while supporting

to cause to come along with oneself

to hold and turn over in the mind

to be endowed with as a visible characteristic or form

to conduct oneself in a specified way

to give birth to

to bring forth (a product)

to exert pressure


to proceed in a specified direction

bear on: to be pertinent

bear up: to withstand stress or difficulty

Synonyms for bear

an investor with a pessimistic market outlook

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move while holding up or supporting

bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"

take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person

have on one's person


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have rightfully


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support or hold in a certain manner

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More than 60 world leaders and 1,300 other dignitaries gathered in the floodlit nave of the Gothic cathedral bore witness to Mitterrand's ecumenical influence and to the respect he enjoyed around the world.
Poised on the edge of the mysterious Wormhole the very threshold of the known universe - the denizens of DS9 bore witness to events that would forever alter the world envisioned by Gene Roddenberry over 30 years ago.