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bear1

bear1

 
pronunciation:
ber
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
bear up, bear with
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bearing, bears, bore, born, borne
definition 1: to carry.
Donkeys were used to bear the provisions.Several strong men bore the sedan chair in which the prince rode.
synonyms:
bring, carry, convey
similar words:
cart, comport, deliver, have, lug, pack, take, tote, transfer, transport
definition 2: to support or hold up.
These beams bear the weight of tons of stone.
synonyms:
support
similar words:
afford, bolster, brace, carry, underpin, uphold
definition 3: to endure; put up with.
Those who could not bear the cold did not survive.Living with her critical and demanding in-laws was hard, but she bore it without complaint.I don't know how they can bear working under these terrible conditions.She couldn't bear his acting in that juvenile way.He could never bear to see his wife cry.She couldn't bear to tell them the awful news.Please go away! I can't bear you to see me like this!His mother couldn't bear it when he and his father argued.
synonyms:
have, stand, suffer, sustain, take, tolerate, withstand
similar words:
abide, afford, brave, brook, endure, live, ride out, stomach, undergo
definition 4: to give birth to.
She bore seven children, but only four survived.
synonyms:
deliver, have, produce
similar words:
beget, breed, carry, engender, lay, litter, procreate, spawn, whelp
definition 5: to produce by growth.
The trees will bear leaves early in the spring.
synonyms:
produce, yield
similar words:
create, develop, engender, generate, give
definition 6: to take upon oneself or accept as a duty or obligation.
Who bears the responsibility for this?
synonyms:
accept, assume, shoulder
similar words:
absorb, carry, take on
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to go in a direction; turn.
Bear left at the traffic light.
synonyms:
turn
similar words:
aim, bend, curve, go, head, tend, trend
definition 2: to bring offspring or fruit into being.
The pear tree will be bearing soon.
synonyms:
produce
similar words:
breed, deliver, fructify, lay, litter, propagate, reproduce, yield
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phrase: bear up
phrase: bear with
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word bare (without clothes)? Bear and bare sound alike but have different meanings.
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