bring something to bear - definition and synonyms

phrase
  1. 1
    formal to try to persuade someone to do something by using your influence or power
    bring something to bear on:

    The company directors brought pressure to bear on him to resign.

  2. 2
    formal to use something to deal with a problem or difficult situation

    It was in the area of marketing that Alan’s business experience was brought to bear.

See also main entry: bear