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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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From the teenager who comes out and risks homelessness to the marine who comes out and risks court-martial, gay people have bravely borne witness, have suffered great losses, and in so doing have changed the world.
Over the years, taxpayers have borne witness to a series of management debacles: bungling in the Sheriff's Department crime lab, an embarrassing failure to merge the Behavioral Health and Public Social Services departments, then accusations by federal auditors of fraudulent Medi-Cal billing practices.
The last thirty years have borne witness to the breakdown of old certainties as those previously denied representation emerged, through independence struggles all over Africa and black activist movements in the West, to question values and beliefs previously held to be universal, even transcendental.