🏁 To bear something means to put up with it. To bare means to expose, reveal or show off:
She couldn’t bear to show her bare arms as her tattoo had gone wrong.
I had to bear in mind that her bare-faced lies were convincing!
The bear approached and bared its teeth.
🚦Bear can also be used in more descriptive ways:
He knew he would have to bear the burden of his job for quite a while.
She bore the burden of her background with pride. (Bore here is the past tense of to bear.)
The ship bears the name ‘Ark Royal.’
🎓 To bear is a verb and means to put up with something, or think about something and keep it in mind, or tolerate it. It can also be a noun and mean the large animal. To bare is a verb and means to expose something. It can also be an adjective, describing something you can see because it is uncovered.