V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to endure or put up with something unpleasant; 2. to carry or support something; 3. to produce or give birth to something (bear a child, bear fruit); 4. to be characterized by a quality or attribute of something else (bear resemblance); 5. to accept a responsibility; 6. to go in a direction (bear right at the light)

Synonyms: tolerate, endure, withstand, sustain, carry, support, uphold, produce, deliver, have, display, accept, shoulder, turn

Antonyms: refuse, decline, evade, need, lack, abort

Tips: Bear is a word with many different uses. See usage examples to learn its many applications. The past-tense spelling of bear is bore.

Usage Examples:

I can't bear to hear her crying anymore. (tolerate, endure)

Our pomegranate tree bears more fruit each year than the last. (produces)

That girl over there bears a striking resemblance to my friend Nina. (carries, displays)

I'll bear the brunt of your chores; just make sure you get your homework done. (accept, shoulder, endure)

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