Definition of bear on
- Personal feelings did not bear on our decision.
- What are the facts bearing directly on this matter?
: any of a family (Ursidae of the order Carnivora) of large heavy mammals of America and Eurasia that have long shaggy hair, rudimentary tails, and plantigrade feet and feed largely on fruit, plant matter, and insects as well as on flesh
: a surly, uncouth, burly, or shambling person
: to accept or allow oneself to be subjected to especially without giving way
: to call for as suitable or essential
: assume, accept
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