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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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Perhaps Jordan was just worried if she called the baby Tinkerbell, when she got older and she called to her daughter she'd be overwhelmed by a tidal wave of chihuahuas bearing down upon her, wearing diamante collars.
But it sure would have been nice to get another victory, especially with San Diego bearing down on the Dodgers in the tight NL West division race and the reality of playing 10 road games over the next 11 days staring them in the face.
The sad truth of the matter is that a shockingly high percentage of people in our nation are living so close to the edge that they could not muster the meager resources needed to get out of the path of a hurricane they knew was bearing down on them.
But just when classes were about to restart after Hurricane Katrina's unruly visit, Hurricane Rita began bearing down on Tulane's new home away from home, notes Ian Taylor, the school's dean.
A series of works from the early '60s thus feature massive, enlarged letter forms, of which The Big A, 1962, and The Big N, 1965, show him bearing down on "minimalist" painting as then practiced by Frank Stella and Robert Ryman.
After being captured by the Raven clan and facing his first test, Torak is joined in his quest by the Renn, the Raven's best archer, who decides Torak is the prophetic "listener" who will save all the clans from the evil bearing down upon them.
As 2005 dawns, China will be bearing down on a lot of the world's low-end producers as long-enforced trade barriers with the United States fall at last.
The impact of demographic and technological changes has been bearing down heavily on the economy of Northern Ontario, and, while urban centres have been struggling to cope with too much growth and the resulting problems, like grid-lock and urban chaos, the northern economies have seen a different kind of workforce dislocation.
Forest fires raged across Portugal yesterday, scorching the popular Algarve tourist region in the south and bearing down on one town.
Even when they leap, they stay close to the floor, as if a huge weight were bearing down on them.