What does endure mean?

Definitions for endure
ɛnˈdʊər, -ˈdyʊəren·dure

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. endure(Verb)

    To continue or carry on, despite obstacles or hardships.

    Keith Richards' popularity endured for decades.

    Etymology: from endurer, from induro.

  2. endure(Verb)

    To tolerate or put up with something unpleasant.

    Etymology: from endurer, from induro.

  3. endure(Verb)

    To last.

    Our love will endure forever.

    Etymology: from endurer, from induro.

  4. endure(Verb)

    To suffer patiently.

    He endured years of pain.

    Etymology: from endurer, from induro.

  5. endure(Verb)

    To indurate.

    Etymology: from endurer, from induro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Endure(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F. endurer; pref. en- (L. in) + durer to last. See Dure, v. i., and cf. Indurate.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. endurer; pref. en- (L. in) + durer to last. See Dure, v. i., and cf. Indurate.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. endurer; pref. en- (L. in) + durer to last. See Dure, v. i., and cf. Indurate.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. endurer; pref. en- (L. in) + durer to last. See Dure, v. i., and cf. Indurate.]

  5. Endure(verb)

    to harden; to toughen; to make hardy

    Etymology: [F. endurer; pref. en- (L. in) + durer to last. See Dure, v. i., and cf. Indurate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Endure

    en-dūr′, v.t. to remain firm under: to bear without sinking: to tolerate.—v.i. to remain firm: to last.—adj. Endur′able, that can be endured or borne.—n. Endur′ableness.—adv. Endur′ably.—ns. Endur′ance, state of enduring or bearing: continuance: a suffering patiently without sinking: patience; Endur′er.—adv. Endur′ingly. [O. Fr. endurer—L. indurārein, in, durus, hard.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of endure in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of endure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of endure in a Sentence

  1. Gaius Julius Caesar:

    It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.

  2. Greg Allen:

    Individuals like myself would not be here today had it not been for them, not only that but everything that they had to endure in a time like that where there was so much weight on their shoulders. They were able to shoulder the burden so that people like myself could later on in life.

  3. Tyson Barker:

    The relationship was not perfect before President Donald Trump took office. Both [ Barack ] Obama and [ George W. ] Bush before him had shifted their geopolitical focus to the Middle East and China, what Europe must accept is that President Donald Trump wasn't defeated in this election and someone like President Donald Trump could come again in four years. Brussels should think carefully about specific areas it can build durable trust and mechanisms that could endure Trump 2.0.

  4. Alain Cocq:

    I know I am about to endure pain like I've never endured before, for about five to seven days.

  5. Firefighter Milan Miranda:

    Every fire is a challenge, especially when we lack equipment like breathing apparatus so we inhale smoke and endure the heat, risking our health and lives, but this is the career given to me by God.

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  • استمرArabic
  • трая, понасям, продължавам, издържамBulgarian
  • vytrvat, snášetCzech
  • ertragen, aushalten, dulden, von Bestand seinGerman
  • ανέχομαι, εγκαρτερώ, υπομένω, αντέχω, τραβάω, υπομείνειGreek
  • condescender, tolerar, consentir, aguantar, durar, perdurarSpanish
  • تحمل کردنPersian
  • endurerFrench
  • iompairIrish
  • seasScottish Gaelic
  • सहनाHindi
  • elvisel, kitart, kibírHungarian
  • menderitaIndonesian
  • durarIdo
  • sopportare, resistere, durare, restare, tollerare, perdurareItalian
  • 耐えるJapanese
  • habeoLatin
  • voortduren, verdragenDutch
  • utholdeNorwegian
  • suportar, sofrer, aguentar, durarPortuguese
  • trainici, îndura, răbda, trainic, trainicăRomanian
  • выносить, выдерживать, вытерпеть, вынести, терпеть, выдержатьRussian
  • durojAlbanian
  • சகித்துக்Tamil
  • నిలుచు, ఓర్చు, భరించు, నిలబడుTelugu
  • อดทนThai
  • katlanmakTurkish
  • جھيلنا, قائم رہنا, برداشت کرنا, بھگتناUrdu
  • 忍受Chinese

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