bear

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. endure, tolerate; suffer; render, yield; hold, sustain; carry, transport, convey. See feeling, production, support, transportation.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A bruin]
Syn. ursus, cub, bar*, brownie*.
Varieties include: American black, cinnamon, grizzly, brown, polar, Syrian, sloth or honey, Russian, sun or bruang, moon, spectacled, Kodiak, Japanese, Himalayan, black
2. [An irritable person]
Syn. grumbler, growler, sourpuss*; see grouch .
be a bear for punishment,
Syn. be rugged, be tough, be determined; see endure 2 .
v.
1. [To carry]
Syn. transport, convey, transfer; see carry 1 , 2 .
2. [To support weight]
Syn. sustain, hold up, shoulder; see support 1 .
3. [To bring forth]
Syn. give birth to, be delivered of, produce, yield; see produce 1 .
4. [To suffer]
Syn. tolerate, stand, support, undergo; see endure 2 .
5. [To possess as a mark or characteristic]
Syn. have, show, exhibit, carry; see display 1 , own 1 .
6. [To move in a given direction]
Syn. head, aim, turn, go; see sail 2 , turn 6 , veer .
See Synonym Study at carry , endure .
bring to bear (on or [m1]upon),
Syn. exert, apply, pressure, have an effect (on); see exercise 2 , influence , use 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. bruin ursus, grizzly, mammal, brown bear, black bear, polar bear.
2. pessimist conservative, *gloomy gus, prophet of doom, Cassandra, naysayer, *killjoy, *worrywart, realist.
ANT.: 2. bull, optimist
II
v.
1. hold up support, brace, buttress, uphold, sustain, shoulder.
2. carry convey, bring, lug, tote, haul, move.
3. tolerate endure, suffer, stomach, stand, withstand, put up with, abide.
4. produce young give birth to, produce, beget, yield, reproduce, bring forth.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To hold up: carry, support, sustain. See OVER. 2. To sustain the weight of: carry, hold, support, uphold. See SUPPORT. 3. To hold on one's person: carry, have, possess. Informal: pack. See OWNED. 4. To move while supporting: carry, convey, lug2, transport. Informal: tote. Slang: schlep. See OVER. 5. To cause to come along with oneself: bring, carry, convey, fetch, take, transport. See ACCOMPANIED. 6. To hold and turn over in the mind: harbor, nourish, nurse. See THOUGHTS. 7. To be endowed with as a visible characteristic or form: carry, display, exhibit, have, possess. See SHOW. 8. To conduct oneself in a specified way: acquit, act, behave, carry, comport, demean1, deport, do, quit. See BE. 9. To put up with: abide, accept, brook2, endure, go, stand (for), stomach, suffer, support, sustain, swallow, take, tolerate, withstand. Informal: lump2. Idioms: take it, take it lying down. See ACCEPT. 10. To give birth to: bring forth, deliver, have. Chiefly Regional: birth. Idiom: be brought abed (or to bed) of. See RICH. 11. To bring forth (a product): give, produce, yield. See RICH. 12. To exert pressure: press, push. See OVER. 13. To proceed in a specified direction: go, head, make, set out, strike out. See APPROACH.

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