(idiomatic) To apply; to employ something to achieve an intended effect.
Every possible pressure was brought to bear on the minister to ensure the unjust law was not passed.
To aim a weapon at a target.
The battleship brought her main guns to bear on the fort.
Bring-to-bear Sentence Examples
But these and all the other influences which Italy had striven to bring to bear on the popes had hitherto failed to induce them to return.
It was a period of great intellectual development, and it only needed a powerful mind such as his to bring to bear upon medicine the same influences which were at work in other sciences.
Moreover, he retained in practice, if not in theory, his power to nominate to the vacant offices; chapters and monasteries seldom dared to resist the pressure which the sovereign could bring to bear upon them in.
And the light that later writers bring to bear on Kant's logic and epistemology from other sides of his speculation varies in kind and in degree.