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Definition of 'endure'


  1. put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
       Synonyms: digest stick out stomach bear stand tolerate support brook abide suffer put up
  2. face or endure with courage; "She braved the elements"
       Synonyms: weather brave brave out
  3. continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?"
       Synonyms: survive last live live on go hold up hold out
  4. undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom"
       Synonyms: suffer
       Antonyms: enjoy
  5. last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years"
       Synonyms: wear hold out
  6. persist for a specified period of time; "The bad weather lasted for three days"
       Synonyms: last
  7. continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
       Synonyms: prevail persist die hard run

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