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endure

Syllabification: en·dure
Pronunciation: /inˈd(y)o͝or
 
, enˈd(y)o͝or
 
/

Definition of endure in English:

verb

1 [with object] Suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently: it seemed impossible that anyone could endure such pain
More example sentences
  • I now understand the pain and suffering a terminal illness can cause, suffering not just endured by the patient but by their loved ones.
  • Mr Sanderson worked for 37 years at York Carriageworks and died of an illness related to asbestos, after enduring a long and painful collapse.
  • It was difficult to gauge who had endured the more difficult week.
Synonyms
undergo, go through, live through, experience, meet, encounter;
cope with, deal with, face, suffer, tolerate, put up with, brave, bear, withstand, sustain, weather;
British thole
informal hack, stand for, stomach, swallow, hold with
formal brook
2 [no object] Remain in existence; last: these cities have endured through time
More example sentences
  • Your strength in personal affairs is your ability to build a well-knit, solid relationship that endures and continues to thrive year after year.
  • It has worked so far for the Murdochs, but whether the concept will endure, however, remains to be seen.
  • Above all, the stones remain and endure and, as he rightly reminds us, they too have a story to tell.
Synonyms
last, live, live on, go on, survive, abide, continue, persist, persevere, remain, stay
lasting, long-lasting, abiding, durable, continuing, persisting, eternal, perennial, permanent, unending, everlasting;
constant, stable, steady, steadfast, fixed, firm, unwavering, unfaltering, unchanging
literary amaranthine

Origin

Middle English: from Old French endurer, from Latin indurare 'harden', from in- 'in' + durus 'hard'.

Derivatives

endurer

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Now I'm still an endurer and a fighter - but I've also learned to accept fate.
  • He is also not much of an endurer of pain.

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