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  1. [noun] massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws

  2. [noun] an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price

  3. [verb] have; "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"

  4. [verb] give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!"
    Synonyms: give birth, deliver, birth, have

  5. [verb] put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
    Synonyms: digest, endure, stick out, stomach, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up

  6. [verb] move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"

  7. [verb] bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"
    Synonyms: turn out

  8. [verb] take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
    Synonyms: take over, accept, assume

  9. [verb] contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
    Synonyms: hold, carry, contain

  10. [verb] bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
    Synonyms: yield, pay

  11. [verb] have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar"
    Synonyms: wear

  12. [verb] behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
    Synonyms: behave, acquit, deport, conduct, comport, carry

  13. [verb] have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade"
    Synonyms: hold

  14. [verb] support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
    Synonyms: hold, carry

  15. [verb] be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
    Synonyms: have a bun in the oven, carry, gestate, expect


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