What does endure mean?

Definitions for endure
ɛnˈdʊər, -ˈdyʊəren·dure

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word endure.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put upverb

    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 outverb

    face and withstand with courage

    "She braved the elements"

  3. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold outverb

    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, endureverb

    undergo or be subjected to

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

  5. wear, hold out, endureverb

    last and be usable

    "This dress wore well for almost ten years"

  6. last, endureverb

    persist for a specified period of time

    "The bad weather lasted for three days"

  7. prevail, persist, die hard, run, endureverb

    continue to exist

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

Wiktionary

  1. endureverb

    To continue or carry on, despite obstacles or hardships.

    Keith Richards' popularity endured for decades.

  2. endureverb

    To tolerate or put up with something unpleasant.

  3. endureverb

    To last.

    Our love will endure forever.

  4. endureverb

    To suffer patiently.

    He endured years of pain.

  5. endureverb

    To indurate.

  6. Etymology: from endurer, from induro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Endureverb

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

  2. Endureverb

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

  3. Endureverb

    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. Endureverb

    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. Endureverb

    to harden; to toughen; to make hardy

  6. 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. Yoshihide Suga:

    The global pandemic has been a tougher one than we expected, but I’m hopeful we can overcome this, for this to happen, I must ask citizens to endure life with some restrictions.

  2. Rob Portman:

    I am proud to join my colleagues on this important trip to Poland, the Polish people continue their unwavering support for NATO after 23 years of fighting alongside the U.S. and our allies. This bipartisan delegation will send a clear message that the U.S. is thankful for their support of Ukraine and their offer of providing fighter jets, as the people of Ukraine continue to endure brutal Russian atrocities.

  3. Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy:

    Through me you pass into the city of woe: Through me you pass into eternal pain: Through me among the people lost for aye. Justice the founder of my fabric moved: To rear me was the task of power divine, Supremest wisdom, and primeval love. Before me things create were none, save things Eternal, and eternal I shall endure. All hope abandon, ye who enter here.

  4. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.

  5. Lloyd Douglas Fowler:

    Shit Does'nt Happen, It's Cause and Effects! " You Cause It, & You Endure the Effects! Correct???

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  • استمرArabic
  • продължавам, издържам, понасям, траяBulgarian
  • vytrvat, snášetCzech
  • dulden, von Bestand sein, aushalten, ertragenGerman
  • υπομένω, ανέχομαι, εγκαρτερώ, υπομείνει, αντέχω, τραβάωGreek
  • condescender, aguantar, consentir, perdurar, durar, tolerarSpanish
  • تحمل کردنPersian
  • endurerFrench
  • iompairIrish
  • seasScottish Gaelic
  • सहनाHindi
  • kitart, kibír, elviselHungarian
  • menderitaIndonesian
  • durarIdo
  • tollerare, resistere, perdurare, restare, sopportare, durareItalian
  • 耐えるJapanese
  • habeoLatin
  • verdragen, voortdurenDutch
  • utholdeNorwegian
  • durar, aguentar, suportar, sofrerPortuguese
  • trainic, trainică, trainici, răbda, înduraRomanian
  • вынести, выносить, выдерживать, выдержать, терпеть, вытерпетьRussian
  • durojAlbanian
  • சகித்துக்Tamil
  • ఓర్చు, నిలుచు, భరించు, నిలబడుTelugu
  • อดทนThai
  • katlanmakTurkish
  • برداشت کرنا, قائم رہنا, جھيلنا, بھگتناUrdu
  • 忍受Chinese

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