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Definition 1: put up with something or somebody unpleasant - [verb of cognition]

Samples where endure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for endure in the sense of this definition

(endure is a kind of ...) consent to, give permission

"She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband" "I won't let the police search her basement" "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

(... is a kind of endure ) tolerate or accommodate oneself to

"I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions" "I swallowed the insult" "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"

(... is a kind of endure ) tolerate or bear

"I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"

(... is a kind of endure ) endure cheerfully

"She bore up under the enormous strain"

(... is a kind of endure ) suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively

"I won't take this insult lying down"

(... is a kind of endure ) listen to a joke at one's own expense

"Can't you take a joke?"

(... is a kind of endure ) endure to the end

(... is a kind of endure ) bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action

"You'll pay for this!" "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly" "You'll pay for this opinion later"

(endure has a similar meaning as ...) experience (emotional) pain

"Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

Definition 2: undergo or be subjected to - [verb of perception]

Samples where endure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He suffered the penalty
  • Many saints suffered martyrdom

Synonyms for endure in the sense of this definition

(endure is a kind of ...) undergo or live through a difficult experience

"We had many trials to go through" "he saw action in Viet Nam"

(... is a kind of endure ) have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition

"The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him"

(... is a kind of endure ) suffer or face the pain of death

"Martyrs may die every day for their faith"

Definition 3: continue to live and avoid dying - [verb of stative]

Samples where endure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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?
  • One crash victim died, the other lived

Synonyms for endure in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of endure ) resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.

"Her shoes won't hold up" "This theory won't hold water"

(... is a kind of endure ) survive from season to season, of plants

(... is a kind of endure ) live out one's life; live to the end

(endure has a similar meaning as ...) have life, be alive

"Our great leader is no more" "My grandfather lived until the end of war"

(endure has a similar meaning as ...) support oneself

"he could barely exist on such a low wage" "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?" "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"

Definition 4: last and be usable - [verb of stative]

Samples where endure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This dress wore well for almost ten years

Synonyms for endure in the sense of this definition

(endure is a kind of ...) persist for a specified period of time

"The bad weather lasted for three days"

Definition 5: face and withstand with courage - [verb of stative]

Samples where endure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She braved the elements

Synonyms for endure in the sense of this definition

(endure is a kind of ...) resist or confront with resistance

"The politician defied public opinion" "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear" "The bridge held"

Definition 6: persist for a specified period of time - [verb of stative]

Samples where endure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bad weather lasted for three days

Synonyms for endure in the sense of this definition

(endure is a kind of ...) have certain dimensions

"This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"

(... is a kind of endure ) extend or continue for a certain period of time

"The film runs 5 hours"

(... is a kind of endure ) last and be usable

"This dress wore well for almost ten years"

(... is a kind of endure ) last unnecessarily long

Definition 7: continue to exist - [verb of stative]

Samples where endure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These stories die hard
  • The legend of Elvis endures

Synonyms for endure in the sense of this definition

(endure is a kind of ...) exist over a prolonged period of time

"The bad weather continued for two more weeks"

(... is a kind of endure ) transfer or persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another

(... is a kind of endure ) have a long or continuing effect

"The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life"

(endure has a similar meaning as ...) occur persistently

"Musical talent runs in the family"

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