Antonyms for bear upon

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He leant forward and brought his puzzled gaze to bear upon her.

How can we bring any of these fascinating fables to bear upon our subject?

The influences which we can bring to bear upon this question are chiefly indirect.

He brings the light of Plato to bear upon the miserable state of his own country.

The vedette brought his short rifle to bear upon the apparition.

This remark of his had seemed to bear upon the hidden subject.

I was sick at heart, and could not bring my mind to bear upon any one subject.

No jests are so rich as those that bear upon the unloveliness of features not our own.

Perhaps the forces needed cannot be brought to bear upon the child.

What arguments were brought to bear upon him we shall never know.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English beran "to bear, bring; bring forth, produce; to endure, sustain; to wear" (class IV strong verb; past tense bær, past participle boren), from Proto-Germanic *beranan (cf. Old Saxon beran, Old Frisian bera, Old High German beran, German gebären, Old Norse bera, Gothic bairan "to carry, bear, give birth to"), from PIE root *bher- (1) meaning both "give birth" (though only English and German strongly retain this sense, and Russian has beremennaya "pregnant") and "carry a burden, bring" (see infer).

Ball bearings "bear" the friction. Many senses are from notion of "move onward by pressure." Old English past tense bær became Middle English bare; alternative bore began to appear c.1400, but bare remained the literary form till after 1600. Past participle distinction of borne for "carried" and born for "given birth" is from late 18c. To bear (something) in mind is from 1530s.

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