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English verb: bear on

1. bear on (stative) be relevant to


SamplesThere were lots of questions referring to her talk.
My remark pertained to your earlier comments.


Synonymscome to, concern, have-to doe with, pertain, refer, relate, touch, touch on


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)affect, apply, center, center on, concentrate on, focus on, go for, hold, interest, involve, matter to, regard, revolve about, revolve around


Verb groupadvert, allude, touch

2. bear on (change) have an effect upon


SamplesWill the new rules affect me?.


Synonymsaffect, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)act upon, bother, color, colour, discommode, disoblige, distort, endanger, excite, expose, hit, hydrolise, hydrolize, incommode, inconvenience, influence, peril, process, put out, queer, redound, repercuss, scupper, slam-dunk, stimulate, strike, strike a blow, subject, tell on, tinge, treat, trouble, work

3. bear on (communication) press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action


SamplesHe pushed her to finish her doctorate.


ExamplesSam cannot bear on Sue


Synonymspush


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)exhort, press, urge, urge on


Narrower (hyponym)bull, bull through, nudge


Verb groupdrive, labor, labour, push, tug

4. bear on (stative) keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last


SamplesPreserve the peace in the family.
Continue the family tradition.
Carry on the old traditions.


Synonymscarry on, continue, preserve, uphold


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hold, keep, maintain


Narrower (hyponym)hang in, hang on, hold on, keep up, mummify, perpetuate, persevere, persist, prolong, re-start, restart, resume, sustain


Verb groupcontinue, continue, go along, go forward, go on, keep, proceed, proceed


Antonymscease, discontinue, lay off, quit, stop, give up









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