- 1 [with object] Suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently: it seemed impossible that anyone could endure such painMore example sentences
undergo, go through, live through, experience, meet, encounter; cope with, deal with, face, suffer, tolerate, put up with, brave, bear, withstand, sustain, weather; British tholetolerate, bear, put up with, suffer, take, abide• formal brook
- 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.
- 2 [no object] Remain in existence; last: these cities have endured through timeMore example sentences
last, live, live on, go on, survive, abide, continue, persist, persevere, remain, staylasting, long-lasting, abiding, durable, continuing, persisting, eternal, perennial, permanent, unending, everlasting; constant, stable, steady, steadfast, fixed, firm, unwavering, unfaltering, unchanging• literary amaranthine
- 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.
Middle English: from Old French endurer, from Latin indurare 'harden', from in- 'in' + durus 'hard'.