bear (up)on (something)

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bear (up)on (something)

To impact or affect something or someone. How does my lateness bear upon you? You weren't here on time either! Don't worry, our lawyers have told us that this information won't bear on the merger.
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bear (up)on something

[for information or facts] to concern something or be relevant to something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) How do those facts bear on this matter? They do not bear upon this matter at all.
See also: bear, on