To bear upon

Related to To bear upon: bear down upon
(Mil.) to be pointed or situated so as to affect; to be pointed directly against, or so as to hit (the object); as, to bring or plant guns so as to bear upon a fort or a ship; the artillery bore upon the center.
- Hamersly.

See also: Bear

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
During that long interval Starbuck would ever be apt to fall into open relapses of rebellion against his captain's leadership, unless some ordinary, prudential, circumstantial influences were brought to bear upon him.
He knew very well that it is not the easiest thing in the world to bring influence to bear upon a great railway company.
It was in vain that I brought the batteries of common-sense to bear upon her whim.
John looked sedately and solemnly at his questioner until he had brought his mind to bear upon the whole of his observation, and then made answer, in a tone which seemed to imply that the moon was peculiarly his business and nobody else's:
Finding that his look was not returned, or indeed observed by the person to whom it was addressed, John gradually concentrated the whole power of his eyes into one focus, and brought it to bear upon the man in the flapped hat, at whom he came to stare in course of time with an intensity so remarkable, that it affected his fireside cronies, who all, as with one accord, took their pipes from their lips, and stared with open mouths at the stranger likewise.
"That was a rare point, Sydney, that you brought to bear upon the identification.
In his easy-to-follow conversational style, he touches upon various aspects of post Vatican Council Catholicism, analyzes them, and then brings his deep knowledge of Holy Scripture to bear upon them.
She brings this discussion to bear upon the desire to interpret art, especially as any given artifact might offer a spiritual-depth dimension.
Fish, like Sandra Gunning, brings the black Atlantic to bear upon early figures such as Prince and Seacole, and reveals that black disaporic identification was not always antithetical to nation and empire, but often worked in concert with them.
A 1984 task force report also titled Human Health and the Environment focused on how to bring new developments and tools in the biological sciences to bear upon issues in environmental health.
to bear upon our shoulders the notorious instrument.
This is true because outsourcing suppliers can bring many levers to bear upon such functions -- such as access, scale and expertise and those fulcrums produce added value to both the supplier and the buyer.