Meaning of “bear” - Learner’s Dictionary

bear

verb [ T ] uk us /beər/ (past tense bore, past participle borne)
ACCEPT

B2 to accept someone or something unpleasant:

She couldn't bear the thought of him suffering.
I like her, but I can't bear her friends.
[ + to do sth ] How can you bear to watch?
The pain was too much to bear.
bear a resemblance/relation, etc to sb/sth

to be similar to someone or something:

He bears a striking resemblance to his father.
CARRY formal

to carry something:

He came in, bearing a tray of drinks.
WEIGHT

to support the weight of something:

I don't think that chair will bear his weight.
bear the responsibility/cost, etc

to accept that you are responsible for something, you should pay for something, etc:

He must bear some responsibility for the appalling conditions in the prison.
FEELING

to continue to have a bad feeling towards someone:

They were rude to her in the past, but she's not the kind of woman who bears grudges (= continues to be angry).
HAVE CHILD formal

to give birth to a child:

She has been told that she will never bear children.
NAME

to have or show a particular name, picture, or symbol:

The shop bore his family name.
bear left/right

to turn left or right:

Bear right at the next set of traffic lights.
→ See also bear fruit , grin and bear it

(Definition of “bear verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)