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VERB (4)

1. 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]

2. continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.);
- Example: "He survived the cancer against all odds"
[syn: survive, pull through, pull round, come through, make it]

3. support oneself;
- Example: "he could barely exist on such a low wage"
- Example: "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"
- Example: "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"
[syn: exist, survive, live, subsist]

4. live longer than;
- Example: "She outlived her husband by many years"
[syn: outlive, outlast, survive]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Survive \Sur*vive"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Survived; p. pr. & vb. n. Surviving.] [F. survivre, L. supervivere; super over + vivere to live. See Super-, and Victuals.] To live beyond the life or existence of; to live longer than; to outlive; to outlast; as, to survive a person or an event. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] I'll assure her of Her widowhood, be it that she survive me, In all my lands and leases whatsoever. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Survive \Sur*vive"\, v. i. To remain alive; to continue to live. [1913 Webster] Thy pleasure, Which, when no other enemy survives, Still conquers all the conquerors. --Sir J. Denham. [1913 Webster] Alike are life and death, When life in death survives. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

survive v 1: 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] 2: continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.); "He survived the cancer against all odds" [syn: survive, pull through, pull round, come through, make it] [ant: succumb, yield] 3: support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day" [syn: exist, survive, live, subsist] 4: live longer than; "She outlived her husband by many years" [syn: outlive, outlast, survive]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

90 Moby Thesaurus words for "survive": abide, be left, be spared, bide, bounce back, carry on, carry through, cheat death, come around, come back, come round, come through, come to, come up smiling, continue, continue to be, cope, defeat time, defy time, dwell, eke out, endure, exist, extend, get about, get along, get by, get on, get over, get well, go on, go on with, hang in, hang on, hang tough, hold, hold on, hold out, keep, keep afloat, keep alive, keep at it, keep on, last, last long, last out, live, live down, live on, live through, maintain, make a comeback, make ends meet, make it, make out, manage, never say die, outlast, outlive, outwear, perdure, perennate, persevere, persist, prevail, pull round, pull through, rally, recover, remain, rest, revive, ride out, run, run on, scrape along, see it through, stand, stay, stay on, stick it out, stick to it, subsist, support life, sustain, tarry, tide over, wear, wear well, weather the storm