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survive

sur·vive

survive

 
 
pronunciation:
sr vaIv
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: survived, survives, surviving
definition 1: to continue to live despite serious immediate threat to one's life.
They were trapped in a cave for days, and it's a miracle that they survived.Only a few of the passengers survived when the plane went down.
similar words:
exist
definition 2: to sustain life or remain in existence or use.
These adaptations allow the plant to survive in the desert.Only a few of the artist's later paintings survive.This method of dyeing fabric still survives.
synonyms:
endure, last, live, subsist
antonyms:
die, disappear, perish
similar words:
abide, continue, exist, hold out, persist, remain
definition 3: to continue to live following the death of another.
The deceased's wife and two children are surviving.
similar words:
remain
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to live or continue beyond or in spite of.
She survived serious illness last winter.Two of the teenagers survived the car crash.Parts of the building survived the fire.
synonyms:
outlive, weather
similar words:
endure, live, outlast, outwear, pull through, ride out, withstand
definition 2: to outlive (someone).
She survived her husband by ten years.
synonyms:
outlive
similar words:
outlast
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-