Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bear; behave.
  • To suffer or tolerate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To bear; to behave.
  • transitive verb Proverbs To put up with; to endure.

Etymologies

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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.

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