from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bear; to behave.
- transitive v. To put up with; to endure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bear; behave.
- To suffer or tolerate.
From Middle English aberen, from Old English āberan ("to bear, carry, carry away"), from ā- ("away, out"), ar- + beran ("to bear"), from Proto-Germanic *uz- (“out”) + *beranan (“to bear”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (“to bear, carry”), equivalent to a- + bear. (Wiktionary)