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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


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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