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endure

en·dure

endure

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn dur
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: endured, endures, enduring
definition 1: to bear up under or function in spite of.
Somehow we endured the desert heat.Those prisoners who were unable to endure the punishments perished.
synonyms:
survive, weather, withstand
antonyms:
succumb
similar words:
bear, brave, live, outlast, outlive, stand, suffer, sustain, take, undergo
definition 2: to put up with or tolerate.
He endured her criticism for years.
synonyms:
abide, bear, brook, take, tolerate, withstand
similar words:
deal with, handle, stand, stomach, suffer, weather
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to exist through time; last.
A star endures for billions of years.
synonyms:
continue, last, persist, survive
antonyms:
die, perish, vanish
similar words:
abide, exist, linger, live, obtain, prevail, remain, take
definition 2: to bear up under adversity, or to function in spite of it.
The peasants suffered, but they endured.
synonyms:
persevere, withstand
antonyms:
collapse, fade, wither
similar words:
obtain, persist, prevail
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