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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (4)

1. be relevant to;
- Example: "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"
- Example: "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
[syn: refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with]

2. have an effect upon;
- Example: "Will the new rules affect me?"
[syn: affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch]

3. press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action;
- Example: "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
[syn: push, bear on]

4. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last;
- Example: "preserve the peace in the family"
- Example: "continue the family tradition"
- Example: "Carry on the old traditions"
[syn: continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bear on v 1: be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments" [syn: refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with] 2: have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?" [syn: affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch] 3: press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate" [syn: push, bear on] 4: keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions" [syn: continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve] [ant: cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit, stop]