Definitions for: Endure

[v] 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"
[v] undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom"
[v] continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"
[v] continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
[v] be long; in time
[v] last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years"
[v] face or endure with courage; "She braved the elements"

Webster (1913) Definition: En*dure", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Endured; p. pr. & vb.
n. Enduring.] [F. endurer; pref. en- (L. in) + durer to
last. See Dure, v. i., and cf. Indurate.]
1. To continue in the same state without perishing; to last;
to remain.

Their verdure still endure. --Shak.

He shall hold it [his house] fast, but it shall not
endure. --Job viii.

2. To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer
patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity;
to hold out.

Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong
in the days that I shall deal with thee? --Ezek.
xxii. 14.

En*dure", v. t.
1. To remain firm under; to sustain; to undergo; to support
without breaking or yielding; as, metals endure a certain
degree of heat without melting; to endure wind and

Both were of shining steel, and wrought so pure, As
might the strokes of two such arms endure. --Dryden.

2. To bear with patience; to suffer without opposition or
without sinking under the pressure or affliction; to bear
up under; to put up with; to tolerate.

I will no longer endure it. --Shak.

Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake.
--2 Tim. ii.

How can I endure to see the evil that shall come
unto my people? --Esther viii.

3. To harden; to toughen; to make hardy. [Obs.]

Manly limbs endured with little ease. --Spenser.

Syn: To last; remain; continue; abide; brook; submit to;

Synonyms: abide, bear, brave, brave out, brook, die hard, go, hold out, hold up, last, live, live on, persist, prevail, put up, run, stand, stomach, suffer, suffer, support, survive, tolerate, weather

Antonyms: enjoy

See Also: accept, allow, be, bear up, carry over, continue, countenance, defy, die, drag on, drag out, endure, experience, go through, hold, hold still for, hold water, let, live out, live with, measure, pay, perennate, permit, reverberate, run for, see, sit out, stand for, stand up, submit, swallow, take, take a joke, take lying down, tolerate, undergo, undergo, wear, withstand

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