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- v. To bear up; raise aloft; support in an elevated situation; sustain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bear up; to raise aloft; to support in an elevated situation; to sustain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bear, carry, or raise aloft; lift; elevate; sustain aloft.
- To support; sustain.
- To hold up; commend.
From Middle English upberen, equivalent to up- + bear. (Wiktionary)