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
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"With this nomination, Bush put into practice what we have known all along: that a person's sexual orientation has no bearing upon one's ability to do a job and successfully serve our country," said Lorri L.
Africans would carefully ascertain the qualities of employers before engaging with them, and these qualities were widely disseminated, the name acquired by an employer having a great bearing upon his/her ability to attract laborers.
The outcome has direct bearing upon the final survey results.
Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Kurpiers's fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Troy Matthew Lovell, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, 4200 George J.
Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Xiques' fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Jennifer R.
Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Robinson's fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Jennifer R.
Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Hightower's fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Cheryl L.
Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Thompson's fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law may contact Troy Matthew Lovell, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, 4200 George J.
Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Boose's fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Cheryl L.
Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Shiver's fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Thomas A.
Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Paley's fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Cheryl L.
Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Giller's fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact William Mulligan, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, Suite M-100, 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami 33131, phone (305) 377-4445.