Phrasal Verbs

bear on

This page is about the phrasal verb bear on


to have relevance to, or influence on, something

For example

  • 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, verdict

also "bear upon"

Quick Quiz

One of the things that strongly bears on the result of any sporting event is each contestant's

a. confidence level

b. political beliefs

c. hair colour

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