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 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. Christopher Reeve:

    I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

  2. Anonymous:

    What do I do? I am so sick of being alone. Not having someone else who can share my company. No one to go to when I’m alone or feeling down. Everyone else has had someone at one point. Felt the joy of another human’s touch. But not I. For I have yet to feel the warm embrace of the opposite sex. Still with no idea what a simple kiss is like. And yet there are others who partake in far greater bounties than I can ever imagine. Worse yet, they lack intelligence and haven’t the slightest idea what they have. They take things for granted and don’t have a care in the world. But it is all fine in the end. For there is an eternal balance to everything that happens. They may have their forbidden fruit, but it is that very thing that has poisoned their minds and made them oblivious to the truths of life. The hidden wonders that can only be learned over time. Between the two I prefer my scenario. I may miss out on wonderful bounties now, but they become available to everyone eventually. And I am very patient. Besides, by waiting just a little longer I can understand things now that will take them years to even think of. I count myself lucky. If not in society’s eye but in my eye. Because I know that in the future everything will work out for the better. Such is the way of things to always have a balance. One day I will be with that person. That one special someone to share my life and happiness with. So, what do I do? Well, I am going to wait. Not forever, but for that opportune time when I know I will be able to change everything. I will wait and endure the status quo to one day experience the balance. I have told you what I will do. Now, what will you do?

  3. Lilian Calderon:

    Luis Gordillo and I were trying to do what the government asked of us so that our family could continue to be together, this gives us hope that no other family will have to endure what we have.

  4. Yuri Shafranik:

    Even if oil falls below $40, they would endure it.

  5. Emily Fuentes:

    Emily Fuentes said that many of these refugees are denied food rations or have them stolen. They are also pushed out of food lines by others in the camp and endure verbal attacks on a daily basis. Despite the severity of their problems, many of the Christian and Yazidi refugees are not reporting them. The survey found that many feel that they will endure more trouble if they report the incidents to officials. Only 17 percent of respondents complained to local police officials. The language barrier was a factor, as well, and no action was taken on past incidents, making it less likely for new victims to come forward. Open Doors said the survey is the most comprehensive of its kind and it brings awareness to a growing issue. We hope this puts pressure on the German government to address what is going on within their borders, we want to ensure that that they are protected. This is actually happening. They need your help.

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Translations for endure

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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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