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Entry Word: bear
Function: verb
Text: 1 to bring forth from the womb <luckily, she turned out to be able to bear children after all>
Synonyms drop, have, produce
Related Words deliver; create; breed, multiply, propagate, reproduce, spawn; beget, father, generate, get, mother, sire
Phrases to give birth to
Near Antonyms abort, lose, miscarry
2 to put up with (something painful or difficult) <I can't bear having to eat my vegetables in order to have ice cream>
Synonyms abide, brook, countenance, endure, meet, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, take, tolerate
Related Words accept, allow, permit, suffer, swallow; acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)
Near Antonyms decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn, turn down; combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist; avoid, bypass, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape, evade, miss; abstain, forbear, refrain
3 to have a relation or connection <I just found another fact that bears on this issue> -- see APPLY 1
4 to go on a specified course or in a certain direction <the road bears left after the second traffic light> -- see HEAD 1
5 to hold up or serve as a foundation for <the wooden bridge will only bear one truck at a time> -- see SUPPORT 3
6 to keep in one's mind or heart <I'm not one to bear grudges> -- see HARBOR 1
7 to manage the actions of (oneself) in a particular way <she bore herself well in her first public speaking event> -- see BEHAVE
8 to support and take from one place to another <the rescue team came bearing much-needed food and supplies> -- see CARRY 1
9 to take to or upon oneself <I bear some responsibility for the mishap> -- see ASSUME 1
10 to wear or have on one's person <the right to bear arms> -- see CARRY 2