Associations to the word «Endure»


ENDURE, verb. (intransitive) To continue or carry on, despite obstacles or hardships.
ENDURE, verb. (transitive) To tolerate or put up with something unpleasant.
ENDURE, verb. (intransitive) To last.
ENDURE, verb. To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out.
ENDURE, verb. (transitive) To suffer patiently.
ENDURE, verb. (obsolete) To indurate.

Dictionary definition

ENDURE, verb. 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".
ENDURE, verb. Face and withstand with courage; "She braved the elements".
ENDURE, verb. 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?".
ENDURE, verb. Undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom".
ENDURE, verb. Last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years".
ENDURE, verb. Persist for a specified period of time; "The bad weather lasted for three days".
ENDURE, verb. Continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures".

Wise words

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