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be patient, forbear, make allowances, put up with     (informal)   suffer, tolerate, wait  
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[1]     ( bears    3rd person present)   ( bearing    present participle)   ( bore    past tense)   ( borne    past participle  )   (VERB USES)  
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1       verb   If you bear something somewhere, you carry it there or take it there.  

They bore the oblong hardwood box into the kitchen and put it on the table.      V n adv/prep  
   -bearing             comb in adj lorries.     
2       verb   If you bear something such as a weapon, you hold it or carry it with you.  
FORMAL   ...the constitutional right to bear arms.      V n  
  -bearing      comb in adj  
...rifle-bearing soldiers., ...hundreds of flag-bearing marchers.     
3       verb   If one thing bears the weight of something else, it supports the weight of that thing.   (=support)  
The ice was not thick enough to bear the weight of marching men.      V n  
  -bearing      comb in adj  
...the load-bearing joints of the body.     
4       verb   If something bears a particular mark or characteristic, it has that mark or characteristic.  
The houses bear the marks of bullet holes.      V n  
...note paper bearing the Presidential seal...      V n  
The room bore all the signs of a violent struggle.      V n  
5       verb   If you bear an unpleasant experience, you accept it because you are unable to do anything about it.   (=endure)  
They will have to bear the misery of living in constant fear of war...      V n  
6       verb   If you can't bear someone or something, you dislike them very much.  
with neg  
I can't bear people who make judgements and label me...      V n/-ing  
He can't bear to talk about it, even to me.      V to-inf  
7       verb   If someone bears the cost of something, they pay for it.  
Patients should not have to bear the costs of their own treatment.      V n  
8       verb   If you bear the responsibility for something, you accept responsibility for it.   (=accept)  
If a woman makes a decision to have a child alone, she should bear that responsibility alone.      V n  
9       verb   If one thing bears no resemblance or no relationship to another thing, they are not at all similar.  
usu with brd-neg   (=have)  
Their daily menus bore no resemblance whatsoever to what they were actually fed...      V n  
For many software packages, the price bears little relation to cost.      V n  
10       verb   When a plant or tree bears flowers, fruit, or leaves, it produces them.   (=produce)  
As the plants grow and start to bear fruit they will need a lot of water.      V n  
  -bearing      comb in adj  
...a strong, fruit-bearing apple tree.     
11       verb   If something such as a bank account or an investment bears interest, interest is paid on it.     (BUSINESS)  
The eight-year bond will bear annual interest of 10.5%.      V n  
  -bearing      comb in adj  
...interest-bearing current accounts.     
12       verb   When a woman bears a child, she gives birth to him or her.  
OLD-FASHIONED   Emma bore a son called Karl...      V n  
She bore him a daughter, Suzanna.      V n n  
13       verb   If you bearyourself in a particular way, you move or behave in that way.  

There was elegance and simple dignity in the way he bore himself.      V pron-refl adv/prep  
14       verb   If you bear left or bear right when you are driving or walking along, you turn and continue in that direction.   (=veer)  
Go left onto the A107 and bear left into Seven Sisters Road.      V adv  
16    If you bring something to bearon a situation, you use it to deal with that situation.  
bring to bear      phrase   V inflects  
British scientists have brought computer science to bear on this problem.     
17    If you bring pressure or influence to bear on someone, you use it to try and persuade them to do something.  
bring pressure to bear on      phrase   V inflects  
His companions brought pressure to bear on him, urging him to stop wasting money.     
    to bear the brunt of  
    to bear fruit  
    to grin and bear it  
    to bear in mind  
    to bear witness to  
    witness   bear down  
1       phrasal verb   If someone or something bears downon you, they move quickly towards you in a threatening way.   (=advance)  
A group of half a dozen men entered the pub and bore down on the bar...      V P on n, Also V P  
2       phrasal verb   To bear downon something means to push or press downwards with steady pressure.  
The roof support structure had collapsed and the entire weight was bearing down on the ceiling.      V P on n, Also V P   bear out      phrasal verb   If someone or something bears a person out or bears out what that person is saying, they support what that person is saying.   (=confirm)     (Antonym: refute)    Recent studies have borne out claims that certain perfumes can bring about profound psychological changes.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P   bear with             phrasal verb   If you ask someone to bear with    you, you are asking them to be patient.      
If you'll bear with me, Frank, just let me try to explain.      V P n  

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bear, bear on, bear out, bear up

Collaborative Dictionary     English Thesaurus
arboreal, nocturnal and insectivorous species of bear in the Indian subcontinent
known also as Labiated Bear
Grizzly/Polar bear cross
be the most affected by a unpleasant situation; be considered the main responsible for a negative event
E.g.: If the deadline is not met, the production department will bear the brunt
maintain ; bear ; stand ; support ; tolerate
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
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