Bear and Refuse


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Bear verb – To put up with (something painful or difficult).
Usage example: I can't bear the thought of losing another loved one

Refuse is an antonym for bear in topics: endure, bring, give birth, support mentally.
Nearby Words: bearing, bearish, bearer, bearskin, beared
Antonyms for Bear


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Refuse verb – To be unwilling to grant.
Bear is an antonym for refuse.
Nearby Words: refused, refusal, refusing, refuser
Antonyms for Refuse
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Common collocations

life bear life refuse life
kind bear kind refuse kind
idea bear idea refuse idea
deal bear deal refuse deal
Other nouns: time, times, weapons.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Silent Hill: Homecoming However, when Alex accidentally kills his brother Josh, his parents cannot bear to lose him too, and refuse to sacrifice him.
  • It gets worse: she is amongst the last, if not the last, of her species/people (or at least the last who can bear children), and the whole race will die if you refuse.
  • Literature / Babar Bears Are Bad News: Ursa Major and his polar bear pack in "Land of Ice", who terrorize the neighboring penguins and refuse to negotiate when Babar and his family try to reason with them.
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