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VERB (7)

1. put up with something or somebody unpleasant;
- Example: "I cannot bear his constant criticism"
- Example: "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"
- Example: "he learned to tolerate the heat"
- Example: "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
[syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up]

2. face and withstand with courage;
- Example: "She braved the elements"
[syn: weather, endure, brave, brave out]

3. continue to live through hardship or adversity;
- Example: "We went without water and food for 3 days"
- Example: "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"
- Example: "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"
- Example: "how long can a person last without food and water?"
[syn: survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out]

4. undergo or be subjected to;
- Example: "He suffered the penalty"
- Example: "Many saints suffered martyrdom"
[syn: suffer, endure]

5. last and be usable;
- Example: "This dress wore well for almost ten years"
[syn: wear, hold out, endure]

6. persist for a specified period of time;
- Example: "The bad weather lasted for three days"
[syn: last, endure]

7. continue to exist;
- Example: "These stories die hard"
- Example: "The legend of Elvis endures"
[syn: prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Endure \En*dure"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Endured; p. pr. & vb. n. Enduring.] [F. endurer; pref. en- (L. in) + durer to last. See Dure, v. i., and cf. Indurate.] 1. To continue in the same state without perishing; to last; to remain. [1913 Webster] Their verdure still endure. --Shak. [1913 Webster] He shall hold it [his house] fast, but it shall not endure. --Job viii. 15. [1913 Webster] 2. To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out. [1913 Webster] Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong in the days that I shall deal with thee? --Ezek. xxii. 14. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Endure \En*dure"\, v. t. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Both were of shining steel, and wrought so pure, As might the strokes of two such arms endure. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To bear with patience; to suffer without opposition or without sinking under the pressure or affliction; to bear up under; to put up with; to tolerate. [1913 Webster] I will no longer endure it. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake. --2 Tim. ii. 10. [1913 Webster] How can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? --Esther viii. 6. [1913 Webster] 3. To harden; to toughen; to make hardy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Manly limbs endured with little ease. --Spenser. Syn: To last; remain; continue; abide; brook; submit to; suffer. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

endure v 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" [syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up] 2: face and withstand with courage; "She braved the elements" [syn: weather, endure, brave, brave out] 3: continue to live through hardship or adversity; "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?" [syn: survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out] 4: undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom" [syn: suffer, endure] [ant: enjoy] 5: last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years" [syn: wear, hold out, endure] 6: persist for a specified period of time; "The bad weather lasted for three days" [syn: last, endure] 7: continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures" [syn: prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

196 Moby Thesaurus words for "endure": abide, abide with, abiding, advance, afford, allow for, be exposed to, be proof against, be spared, be subjected to, be tough, bear, bear up, bear up against, bear with, bide, blink at, brave, brook, carry on, carry through, cease not, cheat death, condone, connive at, continue, continue to be, continue to exist, continuing, countenance, defeat time, defy, defy time, disregard, diuturnal, drag on, durable, dwell, elapse, encounter, enduring, exist, experience, expire, extend, face, feel, firm, flit, flow, flow on, fly, glide, go, go along, go by, go on, go through, hang in, hang in there, hang on, hang tough, harden, have, hear of, hold, hold on, hold out, hold out against, hold steady, hold up, ignore, indulge, inveterate, jog on, keep, keep alive, keep at, keep at it, keep driving, keep going, keep on, keep trying, keep up, know, labor under, lapse, last, last long, last out, leave unavenged, let it go, lifelong, linger, live, live on, live through, long-lasting, long-lived, lump, lump it, maintain, make allowances for, meet, meet up with, meet with, never cease, never-failing, not accept compromise, old, overlook, pass, pass by, pass over, pass through, pay, perdurable, perdure, perduring, perennate, perennial, permanent, persevere, persist, pocket, pocket the affront, press on, prevail, proceed, put up with, rebuff, regard with indulgence, remain, repel, repulse, resist, resolute, roll on, run, run its course, run on, run out, run up against, slide, slip, slog on, solid, sound, spare, spare the price, spend, stable, stagger on, stand, stand for, stand under, stand up, staunch, stay, stay on, steadfast, steady, stick, stiffen, stomach, strengthen, sturdy, submit to, subsist, substantial, suffer, support, support life, survive, sustain, swallow, take, take it, take up with, tarry, taste, temper, tide over, tolerate, toughen, undergo, unfaltering, unqualified, unquestioning, wear, wear well, weather, well afford, wholehearted, wink at, withstand