Past Tense of Bear: Beared or Bore? (Pronunciation & Usage)

By Benjamin Essek

What Is The Past Tense Of Bear?

It’s simple to form and use the past tense of “arise” correctly. But how about another irregular verb – bear? What is the past tense to bear?

Bear in the past tense is “bore” or “beared” (the former is more popular) and the past participle of bear is “born” or borne (the former is more popular). They are spelled as B-O-R-E (B-E-A-R-E-D) and B-O-R-N (B-O-R-N-E), respectively. 

They all vary in the last characters. Meanwhile, its base form is B-E-A-R. 

See the table below for a GrammarWiki-provided overview of this verb formation.

Base/Infinitive Form (V1) bear
Present Form/3rd Person/Singular Form bears
Past Form (V2) bore/beared
Past Participle Form (V3) born/borne
Present Participle/Gerund bearing

Are you curious about forms of bear in 12 tenses? To learn more about how passive and active voices change the forms of this word, click here.

How Do You Pronunciate This Word? 

To perfect your command of both British and American English pronunciations, use the online Oxford Dictionary or look at this short table:

Verb Forms Pronunciation
British English language American English language
bear /beə(r)/ /ber/
bears /beəz/ /berz/








/bɔːn/ /bɔːrn/
bearing /ˈbeərɪŋ/ /ˈberɪŋ/

What Is The Verb Meaning?

Learning from the definitions and examples can help you to brush up on your English skills rapidly. Take a look:

  1. To give birth to a child.
  • She bears her children successfully.
  • The mother-to-be had born her daughter for several months.
  1. To be able to deal with and accept something unpleasant.
  • He bore the pain after that terrible accident. 
  • The guy had been born the depression since last Sunday. 
  1. To carry something/somebody while moving.
  • Yesterday, they bore gifts, including books, cards, and vouchers for Bella.
  • The new store had born coupons for my ex-girlfriend.
  1. To have a negative feeling.
  • He bore me a grudge one month ago.
  • My ex had born me that awful emotion since my breakup.
  1. To support the weight of something/somebody.
  • The material bore her weight effectively.
  • The outfit had born my weight remarkably, thanks to my sister’s help.
  1. To take responsibility for something.
  • In the end, buyers bore the financial burden due to the crisis.
  • In the end, the children had born the burden of their parents.

Vocabulary Quiz: Choose The Correct Options

Created on By Benjamin Essek

Past Tense Of Bear

Not only may you discuss the past tense of bleed, but you can also discuss a wide range of other issues in the past tense thread. 

Now that you have the "bear" command under your belt, it's time to move on to some easy exercises:

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Each summit is crowned by an inverted pear-shaped stone ……….. a triple cross, emblematic of the Trinity.

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Oh, they swarm; the sun is too warm there; they are ………. too far into life for me.

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At the beginning of the Mesozoic era, the whole country became land, ………. upon its surface the salt lakes in which the Trias was laid down.

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He seemed unable to ……….. the sight of tears and was ready to cry himself.

5 / 7

His father died shortly after Alex was ……….., so I never met either of them.

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She took the hint but wondered who had hurt him so severely that he still ……… a grudge thousands of years later.

7 / 7

Finally she could ……… the suspense no longer.

Your score is

The average score is 57%



Beared Or Bore?

As stated above, “bore” is more dominant regarding the past tense of bear. Meanwhile, “beared” looks like an ancient past-tense word of the irregular verb bear.

Born Or Borne?

Both are correct. Still, “born” is more prevailing, speaking of the past participle form of “bear”. Just a few regions still use “borne” in English speaking.

Borned Meaning?

According to the Oxford dictionary, this term doesn’t exist. 

Is Beared A Word?

Yes, some English community experts confirmed that it is the simple past tense of bear. Nonetheless, “bore” is more widely used in this day and age. 

Will Be Borne Or Bear?

The correct answer is will be borne/born.

It’s possible to be born or borne a bear. To “give birth” is a common-sense usage of the word “born.” Borne, poses some differences in meaning, meaning “carry” (physically or figuratively), combined with other terms like “air,” and even “give birth to.” 

On top of that, borne is far less common.

Is Borned A Word?

Not “borned,” sorry to say. It would help if you used “born” for the past participle of bear. As an adverb, “born” means “derived from birth.”

Which Is Correct: I Born Or I Was Born?

You should use the past tense verb form “I Was Born” to describe your birth and its subsequent events. Your birth occurred in the past and should be referred to as such. Avoid using “I’m Born” since it’s wrong.