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bring something to bear

to use something to achieve a result She said that they were attempting to bring additional pressure to bear on the government.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form something was brought to bear: It will be a major issue for the community because such strong arguments can be brought to bear on both sides of it.
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bring something to bear

  (formal)
to use influence, arguments, or threats in order to change a situation (often + on ) Pressure should be brought to bear on the illegal regime and support given to the resistance.
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bring to bear

Exert, apply, as in All his efforts are brought to bear on the new problem, or The union is bringing pressure to bear on management. [Late 1600s]
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bring to bear

1. To exert; apply: bring pressure to bear on the student's parents.
2. To put (something) to good use: "All of one's faculties are brought to bear in an effort to become fully incorporated into the landscape" (Barry Lopez).
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Many of the 110,000 scientists and researchers in our global community have often spoken to me about their desire to bring to bear their talents to overcome the most pressing human challenges of our times," said Ali Hussein, InnoCentive's chief marketing officer, vice president of global markets.
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As a National Open Source Resource Center, NCOSPR's mandate is to serve the public by helping to identify the "common technical needs" within government agencies and bring to bear the resources, applications and expertise of the IT industry and independent open source development communities to meet these needs.
Our track record combined with the extensive experience and resources that we can bring to bear, mean that CVC will continue to play a significant role in the continued restructuring and strengthening of European business.
In growing the AIG-FP energy business, we can bring to bear the capabilities of our unique and powerful global platform, where we combine an investment portfolio in excess of $50 billion with corporate finance capabilities and full service trading in currencies, commodities and a wide range of credit, equity and other financial products and indices.
They have differentiated rules technology which they bring to bear in a very rapid and cost-saving way for customers.
Her record at Stoel Rives, the Land Conservation and Development Commission and with us on the Mist project demonstrates the kind of hard work and wisdom she will bring to bear for NW Natural.
With over 22 years of experience in marketing, business development, sales, product development and general management, Bhandarkar will bring to bear his operational expertise to BlueRun Ventures' hands-on development of early stage technology companies.
As the Chairman, I will bring to bear the full perspective of the Board in guiding the Company and assisting Dr.