bear on

  1. Be relevant to (synset 202681865)
    "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
  2. Have an effect upon (synset 200137133)
    "Will the new rules affect me?"
  3. Press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action (synset 200768022)
    "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
  4. Keep or maintain in unaltered condition;
    Cause to remain or last (synset 202685709)
    "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"

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