From Middle English outberen, equivalent to out- +‎ bear. Cognate with Danish udbære, Swedish utbära.


outbear (third-person singular simple present outbears, present participle outbearing, simple past outbore, past participle outborne)

  1. (transitive) To bear out; support.
    • 1860, William Caldwell Roscoe, Richard Holt Hutton, Poems and essays: Volume 2:
      This song of soul I struggle to outbear, [...]
    • 1878, The New York Drama: no. 37-48:
      I marvel at myself, that e'er I yielded This amorous enterprise even to you, But that my loyalty outbears my love.