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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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And Liverpool without Gerrard doesn't bear thinking about.
The thought of 10 girls getting all their questions wrong doesn't bear thinking about.
It doesn't bear thinking about, if Hednesford Town were relegated, so we are focusing only on beating Newport.
The implications of a massive cull of an already depleted and overstretched An Garda Siochana doesn't bear thinking about.
The potential consequences for the pilots, their passengers and people on the ground doesn't bear thinking about.
And what we do to sheep doesn't bear thinking about.
And that doesn't bear thinking about, even if he has got a pleasant nature.
This man exposed himself this time but it doesn't bear thinking about what could happen the next time," he said.
Defeat tonight doesn't bear thinking about - and we're confident it won't come to that.
Yes, it doesn't bear thinking about the trouble he might have got into on those rough estates he was dragged up on (Sandringham, Balmoral, Highgrove, etc).
Chief executive Dave Warren says that doesn't bear thinking about.
One local said: "It doesn't bear thinking about what could have happened if the dad and his little lad had still been up.
It just doesn't bear thinking about why people should do these kind of things," he said.
Kim Clements, chair of the college's sustainable development forum, said: "Achieving a ten per cent cut in carbon emissions is absolutely essential -otherwise the likely impact on our climate doesn't bear thinking about.
One serious accident or fatality on a school crossing which would normally have a patrol in place doesn't bear thinking about.