1 carry, transport, convey, move, take, Colloq tote:
She was borne round the stadium on the shoulders of her team-mates.
2 carry, support, sustain, shoulder, hold up, uphold; suffer, undergo, experience, endure:
Looking after her invalid mother while working is a heavy burden to bear.
3 merit, be worthy of, warrant; provoke, invite:
Gordon's suggestion bears looking into.
4 stand, abide, tolerate, brook, survive, endure, stand up to; reconcile oneself to, admit of, Colloq put up with:
How can you bear such boring people? His actions will not bear examination. I cannot bear to see you unhappy.
5 have, carry, show, exhibit, display, sustain:
The getaway car bore German licence plates. The knight bore the scars of many battles. She bears her grandmother's name.
6 produce, yield, develop, breed, generate, engender; give birth to, spawn, bring forth:
Our apple tree did not bear any fruit this year. She bore thirteen children and still had time to write books.
7 entertain, harbour, wish:
He bore her no ill will, despite her accusations.
8 bear on or upon. relate or have relevance or be relevant to or pertain to, touch on or upon, affect, concern, have a bearing on or upon, influence:
I don't quite see how your illness bears on which school James attends.
9 bear out. confirm, support, corroborate, substantiate, uphold, back up:
The evidence bears out what I said.
10 bear up.
(a) survive, hold out, stand up, hold up, withstand:
Can Alex bear up under the strain of keeping two jobs?
(b) support, cheer, encourage:
What hope have you to bear you up?
11 bear with. put up with, be patient with, make allowance(s) for:
Please bear with me, I'm sure you'll think it was worth waiting when you see the finished result.