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survive

sur·vive

survive

 
pronunciation:
sr vaIv
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: survived, survives, surviving
definition 1: to continue to live despite serious threat to one's life.
They had so little food that it was a miracle they survived.
similar words:
exist
definition 2: to live or continue beyond or in spite of.
The pioneers survived a terrible winter on the prairie that year.They were lucky to survive the crash.
synonyms:
weather
similar words:
endure, pull through, withstand
definition 3: to continue to exist or be in use.
This method of making cloth still survives.
synonyms:
endure, last, live
antonyms:
die, disappear
similar words:
abide, continue, exist, hold out, persist, remain
derivations: survivable (adj.), surviving (adj.), survivability (n.)
Word Parts
The word survive contains the following parts:
super-, supra-, sur-2 Latin prefix that means above, over
synonyms:
hyper-
antonyms:
sub-, hyp-, hypo-