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.
Nouns often used as objects with bear on: case, issue, result, outcome, decision, verdictNote: also "bear upon"
One of the things that strongly bears on the result of any sporting event is each contestant's
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Contributor: Matt Errey