\\əˈba(a)(ə)r, -be(ə)r\ transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English aberen, from Old English āberan, from ā-, ar- (perfective prefix) + beran to bear; akin to Old English or- out of, Old High German ir-, ur-, ur, Old Norse ūr-, ör-, ūr, Gothic us-, us, and probably to Old English ūt out — more at out, bear
chiefly dialect : endure, abide — usually used with can and negative

I can't abear a sulk — H.G.Wells

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