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1 definition found
 for bear on
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bear on
      v 1: be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to
           her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
           [syn: refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to,
           bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with]
      2: have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?" [syn:
         affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on,
         touch]
      3: press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of
         an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate" [syn:
         push, bear on]
      4: 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" [syn:
         continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve]
         [ant: cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit,
         stop]

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