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bear on
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  • keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    • preserve the peace in the family
    • continue the family tradition
    • Carry on the old traditions
  • press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
    • He pushed her to finish her doctorate
  • have an effect upon
    • Will the new rules affect me?
  • be relevant to
    • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
    • My remark pertained to your earlier comments
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