Synonyms for bear down

Synonyms for (verb) bear down

Synonyms: bear down

Definition: exert a force or cause a strain upon

Usage: This tax bears down on the lower middle class

Similar words: charge, burden, saddle

Definition: impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

Usage: He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend

Synonyms: bear down

Definition: pay special attention to

Usage: The lectures bore down on the political background

Similar words: punctuate, accent, accentuate, stress, emphasise, emphasize

Definition: to stress, single out as important

Usage: Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

Synonyms: bear down

Definition: exert full strength

Usage: The pitcher bore down

Similar words: fight, contend, struggle

Definition: be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

Usage: the tribesmen fought each other; Siblings are always fighting; Militant groups are contending for control of the country

Synonyms: bear down, charge

Definition: to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle

Usage: he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork

Similar words: rush

Definition: attack suddenly

Synonyms: overbear, bear down

Definition: contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery

Similar words: press, compact, compress, constrict, contract, squeeze

Definition: squeeze or press together

Usage: she compressed her lips; the spasm contracted the muscle

Synonyms: bear down, bear down on, weigh down, drag down, press down on

Definition: exert a force with a heavy weight

Usage: The snow bore down on the roof

Similar words: press

Definition: exert pressure or force to or upon

Usage: He pressed down on the boards; press your thumb on this spot

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