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Definition of the verb bear upon
What does bear upon mean as a doing phrase?
- have an effect upon
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonyms of bear upon: affect / bear on / impact / touch / touch on
- more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
- more specific terms:
- strike a blow = affect adversely
- repercuss = cause repercussions
- tell on = produce an effect or strain on somebody
- redound = have an effect for good or ill
- stimulate / excite = 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
- distort / colour / color / tinge = affect as in thought or feeling
- endanger / scupper / expose / peril / queer = put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
- strike / hit = affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
- subject = cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to
- inconvenience / discommode / disoblige / incommode / put out / trouble / bother = to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
- influence / act upon / work = have and exert influence or effect
- slam-dunk = make a forceful move against
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for bear upon
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by Martin Manser
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The Gentleman's Dictionary (1705)
In Three Parts. Viz. I. The Art of Riding the Great Horse ... II. The Military Art ... III. The Art of Navigation ... by Guillet (sieur.)
inot: bear upon the Sole that is: then higher than the Hoof. But, after all, : this sort of Shoes spoils the Feet; for the ...
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
Spinola, with Li* shot, did bear upon those within, who appeand upon the walls. Hayward. 9. To be fitoated with respect to other places ; as, this mountain bran west of the promontory. 10. To BEAR f '□ To stand firm without falling ; not to sink ...
To lean; weigh; rest fixedly or burdensomely: as, the sides of two inclining objects bear upon or against one another. In the important matter of taxation, the point in which the pressure of every government bears the most constantly upon the ...
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)
To lean; weigh; rest fixedly or burdensomely: as, the sides of two inclining objects bear upon or against one another. - In the important matter of taxation, the point in which the pressure of every government bears the most constantly upon the ...
A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney
To lean; weigh; rest fixedly or burdensomely: as, the sides of two inclining objects bear upon or against one another. In the Important matter of taxation, the point in which the pressure of every government bears the most constantly upon the ...
Intended to Exhibit: I. The Origin and the Affinities of Every English Word ... II. The Orthography and the Pronunciation of Words ... III. Accurate and Discriminating Definitions of Technical and Scientific Terms ... To which are Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation on the Origin, History, and Connection of the Languages of Western Asia and of Europe and a Concise Grammar, Philosophical and Practical, of the English Language by Noah Webster
To bear upon, or against, is to lean upon or against; to act on as weight or force, in any direction, as a column upon its base, or the sides of two inclining objects against each other. 12. To bear against, to approach for attack or seizure; as, ...
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Only the closest collaborators of the Fuehrer know how difficult is the burden of this responsibility; how sorrowful are the hours during which decisions must be made which bear upon the well being and the fate of all of Germany. (Hjalmar Schacht)
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