HyperDic: bear_on

English > 4 senses of the expression bear on:
VERBstativebear on, refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, touch, touch on, have to do withbe relevant to
changebear on, affect, impact, bear upon, touch on, touchhave an effect upon
communicationbear on, pushpress, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
stativebear on, continue, uphold, carry on, preservekeep or maintain in unaltered condition
English > bear on: 4 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe relevant to.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsrefer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, touch, touch on, have to do with
Narrowerapply, hold, go forBe pertinent or relevant or applicable
focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, centerCenter upon
involve, affect, regardConnect closely and often incriminatingly
matter to, interestBe of importance or consequence
Similar toallude, touch, advertmake a more or less disguised reference to
Spanishatañer, concernir, incumbir, palpar, referirse, referir, relatar, respectar, tocar, tratarse
Catalanconcernir, incumbir, palpar, pertocar, referir-se, referir, relatar, tocar, tractar-se
English > bear on: 4 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningHave an effect upon.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsaffect, impact, bear upon, touch on, touch
Narrowerhit, strikeaffect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
hydrolize, hydrolisemake a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis
influence, act upon, workHave and exert influence or effect
process, treatsubject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
queer, expose, scupper, endanger, perilput in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
redoundHave an effect for good or ill
repercussCause repercussions
slam-dunkmake a forceful move against
stimulate, exciteact as a stimulant
strike a blowaffect adversely
subjectCause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to
tell onproduce an effect or strain on somebody
tinge, color, colour, distortaffect as in thought or feeling
trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, botherTo cause inconvenience or discomfort to
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishafectar, conmover, impactar, repercutir, tocar
Catalanafectar, commoure, impactar, repercutir
English > bear on: 4 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningPress, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelSam cannot bear on Sue
Synonympush
Narrowerbull, bull throughPush or force
nudgePush into action / action by pestering or annoying gently
Broaderurge, urge on, press, exhortForce or impel in an indicated direction
Similar totug, labor, labour, push, drivestrive and make an effort to reach / reach a goal / goal
Spanishanimar, incitar
Catalananimar, empènyer, incitar
English > bear on: 4 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningKeep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last / last.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymscontinue, uphold, carry on, preserve
Narrowermummifypreserve while making lifeless
perpetuateCause to continue or prevail
persevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold onBe persistent, refuse to stop
prolong, sustain, keep uplengthen or extend in duration or space
resume, restart, re-starttake up or begin anew
Broaderkeep, maintain, holdKeep in a certain state, position, or activity
Oppositediscontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay offput an end to a state or an activity
Similar tocontinue, go on, proceed, go along, keepContinue a certain state, condition, or activity
proceed, go forward, continueMove ahead
Spanishcontinuar, mantener, persistir, preservar, seguir, sustentar
Catalancontinuar, persistir, seguir

©2001-19 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict