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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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Mr Heath said: "The evidence that we have, the scientific support we have, suggests that a cull of the sort that we are proposing would be a contribution towards bearing down on the disease.
The sad truth of the matter is that a shockingly high percentage of people in our nation are living so close to the edge that they could not muster the meager resources needed to get out of the path of a hurricane they knew was bearing down on them.
But just when classes were about to restart after Hurricane Katrina's unruly visit, Hurricane Rita began bearing down on Tulane's new home away from home, notes Ian Taylor, the school's dean.
A series of works from the early '60s thus feature massive, enlarged letter forms, of which The Big A, 1962, and The Big N, 1965, show him bearing down on "minimalist" painting as then practiced by Frank Stella and Robert Ryman.
SPACE ___ science bowed to Hurricane Rita yesterday as it became a Category 4 storm bearing down on Texas.
For example, driving 70 miles an hour in a 35 mile an hour zone may be a response to the state of "there being a tornado bearing down your car." To know that this is the state (that is, reason) to which your action responds, I need to tell a story about your driving speed and the way that is related to a sequence of events culminating in "there being a tornado bearing down on your car." The state of "there being a lake twenty miles to your east" is not a reason for your speeding because it is not the state to which your action responds.
High interest construction loans bearing down, developers understandably want to minimize the time between the construction's completion and the occupancy of the property.
They haven't a clue I stand out in fluorescent yellow for all the world to gape Looking like an overweight lemon Well past its sell by date I'm there for a specific reason Safety crossing for kids is my job It's pensioners who take advantage Bearing down like an angry mobI smile and stop the traffic, ignoring the impatient cabbie If looks could kill, I'd be over that hill as fast as next door's tabby The job gives me great satisfaction I feel I'm doing my bit So I'll carry on crossing, yelling and bossing Till I'm nearly as old as my kit
After being captured by the Raven clan and facing his first test, Torak is joined in his quest by the Renn, the Raven's best archer, who decides Torak is the prophetic "listener" who will save all the clans from the evil bearing down upon them.
As 2005 dawns, China will be bearing down on a lot of the world's low-end producers as long-enforced trade barriers with the United States fall at last.
The impact of demographic and technological changes has been bearing down heavily on the economy of Northern Ontario, and, while urban centres have been struggling to cope with too much growth and the resulting problems, like grid-lock and urban chaos, the northern economies have seen a different kind of workforce dislocation.
Forest fires raged across Portugal yesterday, scorching the popular Algarve tourist region in the south and bearing down on one town.
Clinton is already telling friends that he plans several more books, bearing down on some of the topics that get glossed over in this soup-to-nuts account of his life.
Even when they leap, they stay close to the floor, as if a huge weight were bearing down on them.
So there I was, flat on my back at 8,000 feet, bearing down on a "bogey" a thousand feet below.