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bear - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bear

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(noun) massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
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(noun) an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price
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(verb) have
Example Sentence
  • bear a resemblance
  • bear a signature

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(verb) cause to be born
Synonyms : birth , deliver , give birth , have
Example Sentence
  • My wife had twins yesterday!

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(verb) put up with something or somebody unpleasant
Example Sentence
  • I cannot bear his constant criticism
  • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
  • he learned to tolerate the heat
  • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage

Definition
(verb) move while holding up or supporting
Example Sentence
  • Bear gifts
  • bear a heavy load
  • bear news
  • bearing orders

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(verb) bring forth,
Synonyms : turn out
Example Sentence
  • The apple tree bore delicious apples this year
  • The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers

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(verb) take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
Synonyms : accept , assume , take over
Example Sentence
  • I'll accept the charges
  • She agreed to bear the responsibility

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(verb) contain or hold; have within
Synonyms : carry , contain , hold
Example Sentence
  • The jar carries wine
  • The canteen holds fresh water
  • This can contains water

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(verb) bring in
Synonyms : pay , yield
Example Sentence
  • interest-bearing accounts
  • How much does this savings certificate pay annually?

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(verb) have on one's person
Synonyms : wear
Example Sentence
  • He wore a red ribbon
  • bear a scar

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(verb) behave in a certain manner
Synonyms : acquit , behave , carry , comport , conduct , deport
Example Sentence
  • She carried herself well
  • he bore himself with dignity
  • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

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(verb) have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
Synonyms : hold
Example Sentence
  • She bears the title of Duchess
  • He held the governorship for almost a decade

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(verb) support or hold in a certain manner
Synonyms : carry , hold
Example Sentence
  • She holds her head high
  • He carried himself upright

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(verb) be pregnant with
Example Sentence
  • She is bearing his child
  • The are expecting another child in January
  • I am carrying his child

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