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bear

(Adduce), verb acknowledge, acknowledge openly, adjure, admit, affirm, afford proof of, allege, allude to, argue, ascertain, assent, assert, assert absolutely, asseverate, assure, attest, authenticate, aver, avouch, avow, bring forrard, bring to light, bring up, call to mind, certify, cite, claim, contend, corroborate, declare, declare to be fact, demonstrate, denote, depone, depose, display, document, elucidate, emphasize, endorse, establish, evidence, evince, exemplify, exhibit, expose, express, furnish evidence, give evidence, give information, give one's word, give witness, guarantee, have evidence, imply, indicate, inform, introduce, invoke, involve, maintain, make a statement, make an assertion, make eviient, make reference to, make solemn, manifest, name, plead, pledge, point out, point to, present, proclaim, produce the evidence, profess, promulgate, propound, prove, publish, ratify, refer to, represent, show, signify, stand firm, state as fact, state on oath, stipulate, submit, subscribe, substantiate, sustain, swear, take one's oath, testify, validate, verify, vindicate, vouch for, vow, warrant, witness to
Associated concepts: bear false witness, bear witness

bear

(Support), verb abet, aid, ally, assist, back, back up, bolster, brace, bulwark, buoy up, buttress, carry, champion, contribute to, cradle, cushion, ferre, finance, fortify, fortress, foster, furnish assistance, furnish support, furnish sustenance, garrison, gestare, give base, give foundation, give ground, give support, hold a brief for, hold up, justify, lend support, maintain, nourish, oblige, plead for, portare, promote, prop, provide for, rally to, reinforce, safeguard, sanction, second, shoulder, steady, strengthen, succor, supply aid, supply support, sustain, truss, upbear, uphold, vindicate
Associated concepts: bear the expense, bear weight

bear

(Tolerate), verb abide, accede to, accept, adhere to, allow, approve, be lenient, be patient, be subjected to, brave, carry on, concede, condone, continue, endure, experience, forbear, go through, keep on, keep one's countenance, labor under, live through, meet with, obey, observe, pati, permit, persevere, persist in, plod, put up with, recognize, resign oneself, sanction, show forbearrnce, spare, stand, stand the strain, submit to, suffer, suffice, support, sustain, sustinere, take patiently, tolerare, treat with indulgence, undergo, weather

bear

(Yield), verb accrue, afford, aggrandize, allot, assign, augment, bestow, breed, bring about, bring forth, bring in a supply, cause, confer, contribute, convey, create, deliver, develop, dispense, earn, effectuate, emit, endow, engender, enlarge, equip, evolve, fructify, fund, furnish, gain, generate, give, give increase, grant, impart, make payment, make prooision, manifest, minister to, multiply, offer, parere, pay back, procreate, produce, profit, proliferate, propagate, provide, provision, purvey, reinforce, remit, render, replenish, restore, return, supply, surrender, transfer
Associated concepts: bear interest
See also: allow, carry, demean, endure, engender, increase, manufacture, produce, propagate, resist, suffer, tolerate, transmit, transport, withstand, yield
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Everyday life is not necessarily measured in 60-minute segments and so bearing witness is tricky.
Because the exegetical category of "promise" presupposes the hiddenness of God--even within God's revelation to human beings--to which the biblical texts bear witness in diverse ways, it can provide means for avoiding the injustices of hegemonic interpretation and for bearing witness to the God whose promises are simultaneously mysterious and sure.
The chaos and confusion of Beirut fuse with the crystal clarity of bearing witness in this multifaceted prism of struggle, tragedy, and hope.
it's the noisy part, filled with an odd mixture of bravado, determination and hope, layered onto an intense focus on the day-to-clay job of bearing witness to brutality that is impossible to comprehend.
Warhol (a 1966 portrait of the artist's mother), has the stunning intimacy of this home movie, not to mention the weight and necessity of bearing witness to an unspeakable history.
For Samuelson, who uses a pseudonym, the pain of the Holocaust went unuttered for a half-century until he wrote his memoir, ``Abiding Hope: Bearing Witness to the Holocaust,'' two years ago.