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en·dure

endure

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn dur
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: endures, enduring, endured
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.They endured living under those conditions because they had no choice.She endured being laughed at because she knew she was right.How can you endure his complaining all the time?
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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