Meaning: to have relevance to, or influence on, something
- bear on sth The judge wouldn't allow the evidence because he said that it didn't bear on the case.
- bear on sth If you're applying for a job, don't forget that grooming and appearance will definitely bear on the final result.
bear on: case, issue, result, outcome, decision, verdict
Note: also "bear upon"
One of the things that strongly bears on the result of any sporting event is each contestant's