Bear On Definition

Define what is Bear On?

1. bear on, concern, have-to doe with, pertain, come to, refer, relate, touch on, touch (verb)

be relevant to.

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

center, center on, concentrate on, focus on, revolve about, revolve around verb
center upon.

go for, apply, hold verb
be pertinent or relevant or applicable.

involve, affect, regard verb
connect closely and often incriminatingly.

matter to, interest verb
be of importance or consequence.

2. affect, bear upon, bear on, impact, touch on, touch (verb)

have an effect upon.

  • Will the new rules affect me?.

alter, change, modify verb
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation.


strike a blow verb
affect adversely.

repercuss verb
cause repercussions; have an unwanted effect.

tell on verb
produce an effect or strain on somebody.

redound verb
have an effect for good or ill.

stimulate, excite verb
act as a stimulant.

process, treat verb
subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition.

hydrolise, hydrolize verb
make a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis.

tinge, color, colour, distort verb
affect as in thought or feeling.

endanger, peril, queer, scupper, expose verb
put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position.

hit, strike verb
affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely.

subject verb
cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to.

discommode, disoblige, incommode, inconvenience, put out, trouble, bother verb
to cause inconvenience or discomfort to.

act upon, influence, work verb
have and exert influence or effect.

slam-dunk verb
make a forceful move against.

3. push, bear on (verb)

press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action.

  • He pushed her to finish her doctorate.
Synonyms: push

urge, exhort, press, urge on verb
force or impel in an indicated direction.


nudge verb
push into action by pestering or annoying gently.

Bull, bull through verb
push or force.

4. preserve, uphold, carry on, continue, bear on (verb)

keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last.

  • preserve the peace in the family.
  • continue the family tradition.
  • Carry on the old traditions.
Antonyms: cease, discontinue, lay off, quit, stop, give up (verb)

put an end to a state or an activity.


hold, keep, maintain verb
keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,.


resume, re-start, restart verb
take up or begin anew.

hang in, persevere, hang on, persist, hold on verb
be persistent, refuse to stop.

perpetuate verb
cause to continue or prevail.

sustain, keep up, prolong verb
lengthen or extend in duration or space.

mummify verb
preserve while making lifeless.

Nearby Terms

bear out (verb)
support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

bear paw (noun)
almond-flavored yeast-raised pastry shaped in an irregular semicircle resembling a bear's claw

bear up (verb)
endure cheerfully

bear upon (verb)
have an effect upon

bear witness (verb)
provide evidence for

bear's breech (noun)
widely cultivated southern European acanthus with whitish purple-veined flowers

bear's breeches (noun)
widely cultivated southern European acanthus with whitish purple-veined flowers

bear's ear (noun)
yellow-flowered primrose native to Alps; commonly cultivated

bear's foot (noun)
digitate-leaved hellebore with an offensive odor and irritant qualities when taken internally

bear's grape (noun)
evergreen mat-forming shrub of North America and northern Eurasia having small white flowers and red berries; leaves turn red in autumn

bear's-paw fern (noun)
epiphytic fern with large fronds; Taiwan and Philippines

bear-sized (adjective satellite)
large as a bear

bearable (adjective satellite)
capable of being borne though unpleasant

bearberry (noun)
shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada

bearberry willow (noun)
dwarf prostrate mat-forming shrub of Arctic and alpine regions of North America and Greenland having deep green elliptic leaves that taper toward the base