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ENDURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does endure mean? 

ENDURE (verb)
  The verb ENDURE has 7 senses:

1. put up with something or somebody unpleasant
2. face or endure with courage
3. continue to live; endure or last
4. undergo or be subjected to
5. last and be usable
6. persist for a specified period of time
7. continue to exist

  Familiarity information: ENDURE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENDURE (verb)


Sense 1endure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put up with something or somebody unpleasant

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

tolerate; brook; endure; abide; stomach; bear; stick out; digest; put up; suffer; stand; support

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "endure" is one way to...):

allow; countenance; let; permit (consent to, give permission)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "endure"):

accept; live with; swallow (tolerate or accommodate oneself to)

hold still for; stand for (tolerate or bear)

bear up (endure cheerfully)

take lying down (suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively)

take a joke (listen to a joke at one's one expense)

submit; take; undergo (accept or undergo, often unwillingly)

sit out (endure to the end)

pay (bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot endure Sue


Sense 2endure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Face or endure with courage

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

brave; brave out; weather; endure

Context example:

She braved the elements

Hypernyms (to "endure" is one way to...):

defy; hold; hold up; withstand (resist or confront with resistance)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3endure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Continue to live; endure or last

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

survive; live on; last; live; endure; hold up; hold out; go

Context examples:

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?

"Endure" entails doing...:

be; live (have life, be alive)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "endure"):

hold up; hold water; stand up (resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.)

perennate (survive from season to season, of plants)

live out (live out one's life; live to the end)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 4endure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Undergo or be subjected to

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

suffer; endure

Context examples:

He suffered the penalty / Many saints suffered martyrdom

Hypernyms (to "endure" is one way to...):

experience; go through; see; undergo (go or live through)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "endure"):

die (suffer or face the pain of death)

tolerate (have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5endure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Last and be usable

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

hold out; endure; wear

Context example:

This dress wore well for almost ten years

Hypernyms (to "endure" is one way to...):

endure; last (persist for a specified period of time)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s Adjective/Noun
Something ----s something


Sense 6endure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Persist for a specified period of time

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

last; endure

Context example:

The bad weather lasted for three days

Hypernyms (to "endure" is one way to...):

measure (have certain dimensions)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "endure"):

run; run for (extend or continue for a certain period of time)

endure; hold out; wear (last and be usable)

drag on; drag out (last unnecessarily long)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 7endure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Continue to exist

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

die hard; persist; prevail; endure; run

Context examples:

These stories die hard / The legend of Elvis endures

Hypernyms (to "endure" is one way to...):

continue (exist over a prolonged period of time)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "endure"):

carry over (transfer or persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another)

reverberate (have a long or continuing effect)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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