Definitions for endureɛnˈdʊər, -ˈdyʊər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•dure*ɛnˈdʊər, -ˈdyʊər(v.)-dured, -dur•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to hold out against; undergo:

    to endure hardship.

  2. to bear patiently or without resistance; tolerate.

  3. to admit of; allow; bear.

  4. (v.i.)to continue to exist; last.

  5. to support adverse force or influence; suffer without yielding.

* Syn: See bear1. See also continue.

Origin of endure:

1275–1325; ME < AF, OF endurer < L indūrāre to harden, make lasting =in-in -2+dūrāre to last, be or become hard, der. of dūrus hard


Princeton's WordNet

  1. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up(verb)

    put up with something or somebody unpleasant

    "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

  2. weather, endure, brave, brave out(verb)

    face and withstand with courage

    "She braved the elements"

  3. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out(verb)

    continue to live through hardship or adversity

    "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?"

  4. suffer, endure(verb)

    undergo or be subjected to

    "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom"

  5. wear, hold out, endure(verb)

    last and be usable

    "This dress wore well for almost ten years"

  6. last, endure(verb)

    persist for a specified period of time

    "The bad weather lasted for three days"

  7. prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure(verb)

    continue to exist

    "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. endure(verb)ɛnˈdʊər, -ˈdyʊər

    to deal with difficulty without giving up

    They endured hours of anxious waiting.; Few people could endure such pain.

  2. endureɛnˈdʊər, -ˈdyʊər

    to last a long time

    a love that endures


  1. endure(Verb)

    To continue or carry on, despite obstacles or hardships.

    Keith Richards' popularity endured for decades.

  2. endure(Verb)

    To tolerate or put up with something unpleasant.

  3. endure(Verb)

    To last.

    Our love will endure forever.

  4. endure(Verb)

    To suffer patiently.

    He endured years of pain.

  5. endure(Verb)

    To indurate.

  6. Origin: from endurer, from induro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Endure(verb)

    to continue in the same state without perishing; to last; to remain

  2. Endure(verb)

    to remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out

  3. Endure(verb)

    to remain firm under; to sustain; to undergo; to support without breaking or yielding; as, metals endure a certain degree of heat without melting; to endure wind and weather

  4. Endure(verb)

    to bear with patience; to suffer without opposition or without sinking under the pressure or affliction; to bear up under; to put up with; to tolerate

  5. Endure(verb)

    to harden; to toughen; to make hardy

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'endure' in Verbs Frequency: #1051

Translations for endure

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to bear patiently; to tolerate

She endures her troubles bravely; I can endure her rudeness no longer.

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