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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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The horror and fear she must have gone through at the hands of this thug doesn't bear thinking about.
It did appear that the gorilla was only playing and helping the little boy but some species do play with their prey before the kill and the thought that the animal was taking the child into the cave where there were other gorillas doesn't bear thinking about.
A young life taken like that - it doesn't bear thinking about.
MARK McLAUGHLIN admits the prospect of Clyde dropping out of League Two doesn't bear thinking about.
Kim Clements, chair of the college's sustainable development forum, said: "Achieving a ten per cent cut in carbon emissions is absolutely essential -otherwise the likely impact on our climate doesn't bear thinking about.
One serious accident or fatality on a school crossing which would normally have a patrol in place doesn't bear thinking about.
Alzheimer's is a cruel disease and for someone to take advantage of that doesn't bear thinking about.
Then again, on second thoughts, it doesn't bear thinking about.
What damage a further defeat would have done to our morale and self confidence just doesn't bear thinking about.
Without them, it doesn't bear thinking about what could have happened to Mr Hibbert or the many other people on the seas whose lives they routinely save.
Any poor soul who ends up with severe back injuries travelling to hospital in an ambulance going over these bumps doesn't bear thinking about.
Dear Editor, - Re: Article on the redevelopment of Edgbaston Reservoir (Post, Aug 16) the idea of bars, restaurants and cafes around the reservoir doesn't bear thinking about.