bear on

Definitions of bear on
  1. verb
    be relevant to
    synonyms: come to, concern, have-to doe with, pertain, refer, relate, touch, touch on
    advert, allude, touch
    make a more or less disguised reference to
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    center, center on, concentrate on, focus on, revolve about, revolve around
    center upon
    apply, go for, hold
    be pertinent or relevant or applicable
    affect, involve, regard
    connect closely and often incriminatingly
    interest, matter to
    be of importance or consequence
    implicate
    bring into intimate and incriminating connection
    fascinate, intrigue
    cause to be interested or curious
  2. verb
    have an effect upon
    synonyms: affect, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on
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    strike a blow
    affect adversely
    repercuss
    cause repercussions; have an unwanted effect
    tell on
    produce an effect or strain on somebody
    redound
    have an effect for good or ill
    excite, stimulate
    act as a stimulant
    process, treat
    subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
    hydrolise, hydrolize
    make a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis
    color, colour, distort, tinge
    affect as in thought or feeling
    endanger, expose, peril, queer, scupper
    put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
    hit, strike
    affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
    subject
    cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to
    bother, discommode, disoblige, incommode, inconvenience, put out, trouble
    to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    act upon, influence, work
    have and exert influence or effect
    slam-dunk
    make a forceful move against
    propagate
    cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering
    bacterise, bacterize
    subject to the action of bacteria
    iodise, iodize
    treat with iodine
    nitrate
    treat with nitric acid, so as to change an organic compound into a nitrate
    tank
    treat in a tank
    aerate, oxygenate, oxygenise, oxygenize
    impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen
    mercerise, mercerize
    treat to strengthen and improve the luster
    malt
    treat with malt or malt extract
    fluoridate, fluoridise, fluoridize
    subject to fluoridation; treat with fluoride
    creosote
    treat with creosote
    chlorinate
    treat or combine with chlorine
    carbonate
    treat with carbon dioxide
    camphorate
    treat with camphor
    bromate, brominate
    treat with bromine
    ammoniate
    treat with ammonia
    irradiate, ray
    expose to radiation
    scald
    treat with boiling water
    invigorate, quicken
    give life or energy to
    refine
    treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition
    innervate
    stimulate to action
    irritate
    excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus
    nitrify, nitrogenise, nitrogenize
    treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
    reverberate
    treat, process, heat, melt, or refine in a reverberatory furnace
    curry
    treat by incorporating fat
    seed
    sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain
    dose
    treat with an agent; add (an agent) to
    sulfur, sulphur
    treat with sulphur in order to preserve
    vulcanise, vulcanize
    subject to vulcanization
    chrome
    treat with a chromium compound
    bituminise, bituminize
    treat with bitumen
    Agenise, Agenize
    age or bleach flour with Agene (nitrogen trichloride)
    run
    cause to perform
    carboxylate
    treat (a chemical compound) with carboxyl or carboxylic acid
    saccharify
    convert into a simple soluble fermentable sugar by hydrolyzing a sugar derivative or complex carbohydrate
    beneficiate
    process (ores or other raw materials), as by reduction
    prejudice, prepossess
    influence (somebody's) opinion in advance
    compromise
    expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute
    digest
    convert food into absorbable substances
    vitriol
    expose to the effects of vitriol or injure with vitriol
    put
    cause (someone) to undergo something
    shipwreck
    cause to experience shipwreck
    refract
    subject to refraction
    expose
    expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    expose
    expose to light, of photographic film
    fume, fumigate
    treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests
    air-condition
    control the humidity and temperature of
    form, imprint
    establish or impress firmly in the mind
    militate
    have force or influence; bring about an effect or change
    manipulate, pull strings, pull wires
    influence or control shrewdly or deviously
    color, colour
    modify or bias
    swing, swing over
    influence decisively
    blackjack, blackmail, pressure
    exert pressure on someone through threats
    carry, persuade, sway
    win approval or support for
    get at
    influence by corruption
    fix
    influence an event or its outcome by illegal means
    distress, straiten
    bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
    dominate
    be in control
    incur
    make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  3. verb
    press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
    synonyms: push
    drive, labor, labour, push, tug
    strive and make an effort to reach a goal
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    nudge
    push into action by pestering or annoying gently
    bull, bull through
    push or force
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    exhort, press, urge, urge on
    force or impel in an indicated direction
  4. verb
    keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    synonyms: carry on, continue, preserve, uphold
    continue, go forward, proceed
    move ahead; travel onward in time or space
    continue, go along, go on, keep, proceed
    continue a certain state, condition, or activity
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    cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit, stop
    put an end to a state or an activity
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    re-start, restart, resume
    take up or begin anew
    hang in, hang on, hold on, persevere, persist
    be persistent, refuse to stop
    perpetuate
    cause to continue or prevail
    keep up, prolong, sustain
    lengthen or extend in duration or space
    mummify
    preserve while making lifeless
    obstinate
    persist stubbornly
    ask for it, ask for trouble
    persist with actions or an attitude despite the probability that it will cause trouble
    plug, plug away
    persist in working hard
    follow, stick to, stick with
    keep to
    continue, keep, keep on, retain
    allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
    eternize
    cause to continue indefinitely
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    hold, keep, maintain
    keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
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