Synonyms for bear
Antonyms for bear
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEAR
They'll bear the stocks all they can while they're buying up.
I can bear witness to the value of her services in South Carolina and Florida.
But bear witness, parliamentary records, how stood the fact!
Cannot our griefs come first, while we have strength to bear them?
Now I have done what will only make more misery, for I cannot bear it.
I cannot bear the reflections that naturally arise from this consideration.
All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden.
But least of all can I bear that you should reflect upon my mother.
Then turning to me—You can bear the imputation of sullenness I see!
Having never tasted it, I can bear no testimony to its quality.
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.