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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 for her to bear.
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
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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