from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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