Endure En*dure", v. t. 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Both were of shining steel, and wrought so pure, As might the strokes of two such arms endure. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

I will no longer endure it. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake. --2 Tim. ii. 10. [1913 Webster]

How can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? --Esther viii. 6. [1913 Webster]

3. To harden; to toughen; to make hardy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Manly limbs endured with little ease. --Spenser.

Syn: To last; remain; continue; abide; brook; submit to; suffer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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