Is it “bear” or “bare” with me?

Is it to “bear with me” or “bare with me”? In order to answer this question, we must first examine the meanings of the two words: “bear” and “bare”. “Bear” is always used as a noun or a verb. As a noun, bear is a giant furry animal that roams in the forest and loves eating fish. But when used as a verb, “bear” can mean:
– To hold up, to support, to accept, to endure;
– To hold or remain firm under;
– To produce by natural growth;
– To hold up under;
– To press or push against;
– To hold or carry (oneself, one’s body…etc.)
– To be worthy of, to deserve or allow
On the other hand, “bare” is always used as an adjective describing a state of nakedness, lack of covering, or lack of adornment.
The second step to solve this question is to understand the meaning of the phrase “bear/bare with me”. In general, it is used as a polite colloquial way of asking or telling someone to be patient while you do or finish a task. This explanation quickly points out the correct word to use is “bear” and not “bare”. If we were to use the word “bare”, the phrase would become an invitation to be naked or undressed with the other person.
And in case you are wondering, bear is also the correct spelling for these phrases:
– Bear down on
– Bear in mind
– Bring to bear
– Grin and bear it
– Bear the brunt of


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