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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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Halkyn had been the brighter starters but were guilty of an inexplicable miss when two attackers bore down on the home keeper Ben Heald.
Hundreds of people took refuge in shelters in schools and churches today as Hurricane Jeanne bore down on the Bahamas with 100mph winds and torrential rain.
As the empty commuter train bore down on them, its horn blaring, the bus driver led the passengers to safety.
Painted on the wall, these words bore down on you at the entrance to Lawrence Gipe's show "The Century of Progress Museum.
To date, the joint venture has successfully reentered the well bore down to the objective Frio pay zone.
The probe has a robotic arm equipped with a drill to bore down into the ground and retrieve soil and ice samples.