endure

If something endures, it lasts: Beethoven's fame has endured for more than 200 years. But if you endure something, you suffer through it: We endured our teacher's slide shows of her vacation photographs.

Notice above that something that endures can be good or bad. Something you endure is always bad. And people are forever talking about what they can't or won't endure, as in "I refuse to endure any more abuse from my neighbors." Endure derives from the Latin indūrāre "to make hard," formed from the prefix in- "against, into" plus dūrus "hard."

Primary Meanings of endure

1.
v
undergo or be subjected to
2.
v
persist for a specified period of time
Full Definitions of endure
1

v undergo or be subjected to

Synonyms:
suffer
Antonyms:
enjoy
have for one's benefit
Types:
tolerate
have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition
die
suffer or face the pain of death
Type of:
experience, go through, see
go or live through

v face and withstand with courage

Synonyms:
brave, brave out, weather
Type of:
defy, hold, hold up, withstand
resist or confront with resistance

v put up with something or somebody unpleasant

“The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks”
Synonyms:
abide, bear, brook, digest, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate
suffer
experience (emotional) pain
Types:
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accept, live with, swallow
tolerate or accommodate oneself to
hold still for, stand for
tolerate or bear
bear up
endure cheerfully
take lying down
suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively
take a joke
listen to a joke at one's own expense
sit out
endure to the end
pay
bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action
get one's lumps, take one's lumps
suffer the results or consequences of one's behavior or actions
Type of:
allow, countenance, let, permit
consent to, give permission

v continue to live through hardship or adversity

Synonyms:
go, hold out, hold up, last, live, live on, survive
be, live
have life, be alive
exist, live, subsist, survive
support oneself
Types:
hold up, hold water, stand up
resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
perennate
survive from season to season, of plants
live out
live out one's life; live to the end
2

v persist for a specified period of time

Synonyms:
last
Types:
run, run for
extend or continue for a certain period of time
hold out, wear
last and be usable
drag on, drag out
last unnecessarily long
Type of:
measure
have certain dimensions

v continue to exist

“The legend of Elvis endures
Synonyms:
die hard, persist, prevail, run
run
occur persistently
Types:
carry over
transfer or persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another
reverberate
have a long or continuing effect
Type of:
continue
exist over a prolonged period of time

v last and be usable

Synonyms:
hold out, wear
Type of:
last
persist for a specified period of time

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