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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)



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