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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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Other people couldn't bear the sight of pit heaps of waste.
That Christmas gift you hated but couldn't bear to return last year could be perfect for somebody special on your list this year.
The denizens of Al Capone's old stomping grounds just couldn't bear the thought of serving a tasty treat created by force-feeding geese.
He couldn't bear to leave a hook in such a magnificent animal.
He was professor of architecture at Venice University for many years, but none of the overseas posts lasted very long (he couldn't bear to be parted from his Milan practice for any great length of time).
He called the manuscript "That Man" as a rejoinder to Roosevelt's critics, who so hated FDR they couldn't bear to say his name.
"But," says Georgia, "the floor in the gallery couldn't bear the weight." Perhaps the building was expressing its own unconscious resistance to Ukeles's Haacke-like attempt to link the sprawling landfill to its lesser-known neighbor, the twenty-five-year-old Snug Harbor Cultural Center, and particularly to the Newhouse galleries, located in a quaint early-nineteenth-century Greek revival buil ding.
After Zoritch received eighteen curtain calls and critical raves for the ballet, Nijinska was so furious she couldn't bear to have him in the rehearsal studio if she were present.
"I couldn't bear to see such a beautiful and potentially vibrant building destroyed, and in the process, an entire block of residences jeopardized."
The mainstream press--always eager to slam someone they perceive as "over"--painted Debbie as a belligerent has-been who couldn't bear to be upstaged, even by her own material.
I grew up in a middle-lass home and just couldn't bear to go through all that myself.
The last time we moved, about five years ago, we discovered that a handful of companies and PR firms apparently loved our original location so much they couldn't bear to update their mailing lists.
Speaking on the occasion, Advocate Mohammad Musa said that province had already limited resources for the natives so it couldn't bear such a burden to accept access of strange people.
Seven people, however, could not manage to react on time and sunk into the pit when the concrete slab that cover the septic tank seemingly couldn't bear their weight.
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