Endure - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈdʊr|  American pronunciation of the word endure
Brit.  |ɪnˈdjʊə|  British pronunciation of the word endure
- put up with something or somebody unpleasant (syn: abide, bear, brook, digest, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate)
- face and withstand with courage (syn: brave, weather)
- continue to live and avoid dying (syn: go, hold out, hold up, last, live, live on, survive)
- undergo or be subjected to (syn: suffer)
- last and be usable (syn: hold out, wear)
- persist for a specified period of time (syn: last)
- continue to exist (syn: persist, prevail, run)

Examples

She wants to make sure her legacy will endure.

He endured five years as a prisoner of war.

We endured the lecture for as long as we could.

These criminals had to endure the punishment.

It seemed impossible that anyone could endure such pain.

He can't endure being apart from me.

The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks

The legend of Elvis endures

He had to endure the shame of being fired.

...a great rising of the people was all it took to bring down a regime that imagined that it would endure for a thousand years...

They had to endure the hardships of life on the frontier.

...a biting wind that only the toughest football fans were willing to endure...

...the burdensome living conditions that the early settlers had to endure...

...forced to endure a long flight with a flibbertigibbet as a seat companion...

She had to endure the ignominy of being forced to resign.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: endure
he/she/it: endures
present participle: enduring
past tense: endured
past participle: endured
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