bear on

phrasal verb

bore on; borne on also born on; bearing on; bears on
formal
1
: to have an effect on (something)
Personal feelings did not bear on our decision.
2
: to apply or relate to (something)
What are the facts bearing directly on this matter?

Examples of bear on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The family patriarch was born on Feb. 22, 1944, in Los Angeles, California, and died at age 59 on Sept. 30, 2003 — nearly two months after he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2024 My daughter Scout was born on an overcast Sunday morning, nine days past her due date. Hetty Lui McKinnon, Bon Appétit, 19 Feb. 2024 The day was originally referred to as Washington’s Birthday (a now-ironic name, since the first president was born on Feb. 22), and is still called that in Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Louisiana and New York. Chris Morris, Fortune, 19 Feb. 2024 George Washington was born on Feb. 11, 1731, at a time when Britain and its colonies used the Julian calendar, a product of the Roman Republic that went out of popular favor in 1582. USA TODAY, 19 Feb. 2024 Sparks was born on July 29, 1933, in Leavenworth, Kan. Diego Ramos Bechara, Variety, 17 Feb. 2024 Recent research, including a paper authored by Burns’ group with climate experts at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, hypothesized that part of the cause may be dust born on strong winds from agricultural areas in China. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Feb. 2024 Their little love child’s name is Amin and he was born on Jan. 14, the couple told PEOPLE. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 8 Feb. 2024 In 2016, Britton Colquitt, then the Denver Broncos punter, had to pay $1,800 per ticket for his three children under four—including one born on January 19th. Beth Ann Mayer, Parents, 9 Feb. 2024 See More

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“Bear on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bear%20on. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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