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    bear on

    bear on - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bear on

    Definition
    (verb) be relevant to
    Example Sentence
    • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
    • My remark pertained to your earlier comments
    Definition
    (verb) have an effect upon
    Synonyms : affect , bear upon , impact , touch , touch on
    Example Sentence
    • Will the new rules affect me?
    Definition
    (verb) press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
    Synonyms : push
    Example Sentence
    • He pushed her to finish her doctorate
    Definition
    (verb) keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    Synonyms : carry on , continue , preserve , uphold
    Example Sentence
    • preserve the peace in the family
    • continue the family tradition
    • Carry on the old traditions
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