Survive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |sərˈvaɪv|  American pronunciation of the word survive
Brit.  |səˈvʌɪv|  British pronunciation of the word survive
- continue to live and avoid dying (syn: endure, go, hold out, hold up, last, live, live on)
These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
- continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.) (syn: come through, pull round, pull through)
He survived the cancer against all odds
- support oneself (syn: exist, live, subsist)
- live longer than (syn: outlast, outlive)

Examples

I don't see how any creature can survive under those conditions.

bacteria that survive in extreme temperatures

Only a few written records survive from those times.

These ancient practices still survive in some regions.

Some of the original bridges survive.

Many businesses are struggling to survive in today's economy.

Only his son survived him.

She survived her husband by only a few years.

He survived a political scandal and was elected to the state legislature.

The company survived the recession.

She survived five surgeries.

Her body died, her fame survives.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America

He survived the cancer against all odds

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: survive
he/she/it: survives
present participle: surviving
past tense: survived
past participle: survived
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