Definition of Endure

1. Verb. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant. "Sam cannot endure Sue "; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"




2. Verb. Face and withstand with courage. "She braved the elements"
Exact synonyms: Brave, Brave Out, Weather
Generic synonyms: Defy, Hold, Hold Up, Withstand
Derivative terms: Brave

3. Verb. Continue to live through hardship or adversity. "The business is going to endure "; "How long can a person last without food and water?"
Exact synonyms: Go, Hold Out, Hold Up, Last, Live, Live On, Survive
Entails: Be, Live
Related verbs: Be, Live, Exist, Live, Subsist, Survive
Specialized synonyms: Hold Up, Hold Water, Stand Up, Perennate, Live Out
Derivative terms: Endurance, Survival

4. Verb. Undergo or be subjected to. "Many saints suffered martyrdom"
Exact synonyms: Suffer
Specialized synonyms: Tolerate, Die
Generic synonyms: Experience, Go Through, See
Antonyms: Enjoy

5. Verb. Last and be usable. "The sheets didn't endure"; "This dress wore well for almost ten years"
Exact synonyms: Hold Out, Wear
Generic synonyms: Last
Derivative terms: Wearable

6. Verb. Persist for a specified period of time. "The bad weather lasted for three days"
Exact synonyms: Last
Specialized synonyms: Run, Run For, Hold Out, Wear, Drag On, Drag Out
Generic synonyms: Measure

7. Verb. Continue to exist. "The legend of Elvis endures"
Exact synonyms: Die Hard, Persist, Prevail, Run
Generic synonyms: Continue
Specialized synonyms: Carry Over, Reverberate
Related verbs: Run
Derivative terms: Diehard, Persistent, Prevalence, Prevalent

Definition of Endure

1. v. i. To continue in the same state without perishing; to last; to remain.

2. v. t. To remain firm under; to sustain; to undergo; to support without breaking or yielding; as, metals endure a certain degree of heat without melting; to endure wind and weather.

Definition of Endure

1. Verb. (intransitive) To continue or carry on, despite obstacles or hardships. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To tolerate or put up with something unpleasant. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To last. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To suffer patiently. ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To indurate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Endure

1. to last [v -DURED, -DURING, -DURES] - See also: last

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Endure

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Literary usage of Endure

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1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1813)
"... who never could endure the thoughts of that infamous yoke of ... which never were in form of a city or town ; for the Indians cannot endure any formal ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"... endure the wintry main? Few leagues remov'd, we wifh our peaceful feat, When the fhip ... endure ..."

3. A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain (1880)
"May this good fellowship endure; may these banners here blended hi amity, so remain; may they never any more wave over opposing hosts, or be stained with ..."

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