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Meaning of BEAR ON

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  1. [v]  have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
  2. [v]  press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
  3. [v]  be about; have to do with; be relevant to; refer, pertain, or relate to; "What's this novel all about?"; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"
  4. [v]  keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
 Synonyms: affect, bear upon, carry on, come to, concern, continue, impact, pertain, preserve, push, refer, relate, touch, touch, touch on, touch on, uphold
 Antonyms: cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit, stop
 See Also: act upon, affect, alter, apply, bother, bull, bull through, center, center on, change, concentrate on, discommode, disoblige, endanger, exhort, expose, focus on, go for, hang in, hang on, hit, hold, hold on, incommode, inconvenience, influence, interest, involve, keep up, maintain, matter to, mummify, nudge, peril, perpetuate, persevere, persist, press, process, prolong, put out, queer, redound, regard, repercuss, restart, resume, revolve about, revolve around, scupper, strike, strike a blow, subject, sustain, tell on, treat, trouble, urge, urge on, work