endure
verb (endured; enduring) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French endurer, from Vulgar Latin *indurare, from Latin, to harden, from in- + durare to harden, endure — more at during Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to undergo (as a hardship) especially without giving in ; suffer <
endured great pain
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2. to regard with acceptance or tolerance <
could not endure noisy children
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intransitive verb 1. to continue in the same state ; last <
the style endured for centuries
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2. to remain firm under suffering or misfortune without yielding <
though it is difficult, we must endure
>
Synonyms: see bear, continue

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Endure — En*dure , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Endured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enduring}.] [F. endurer; pref. en (L. in) + durer to last. See {Dure}, v. i., and cf. {Indurate}.] 1. To continue in the same state without perishing; to last; to remain. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enduré — enduré, ée (an du ré, rée) part. passé. Des fatigues endurées avec constance. •   Lors tous les déplaisirs endurés sans murmure Deviendront des sujets d une allégresse pure, CORN. Imit. I, 24. •   Souvent avec prudence un outrage enduré, Aux… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • endure — [v1] bear hardship abide, accustom, allow, bear the brunt*, be patient with, brave, brook, cope with, countenance, eat, encounter, experience, face, feel, go through, grin and bear it*, hang in*, keep up, know, live out, live through, meet with,… …   New thesaurus

  • endure — I (last) verb abide, be constant, be durable, be firm, be permanent, be preserved, be prolonged, be protracted, be timeless, carry on, continue, continue to be, continue to exist, durare, exist, exist uninterruptedly, exist without break, extend …   Law dictionary

  • endure — early 14c., to undergo or suffer (especially without breaking); late 14c. to continue in existence, from O.Fr. endurer (12c.) make hard, harden; bear, tolerate; keep up, maintain, from L. indurare make hard, in L.L. harden (the heart) against,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • endure — 1 *continue, last, abide, persist Analogous words: survive, outlast, *outlive: *stay, remain, wait, linger, tarry, abide Antonyms: perish Contrasted words: disintegrate, crumble, *decay 2 abide, tolerate, suffer, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • enduré — Enduré, [endur]ée. part. pass …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • endure — ► VERB 1) suffer (something painful and prolonged) patiently. 2) tolerate. 3) remain in existence. DERIVATIVES endurable adjective. ORIGIN Latin indurare harden …   English terms dictionary

  • endure — [en door′, endyoor′; indoor′, indyoor′] vt. endured, enduring [ME duren < OFr endurer < LL (Ec) indurare, to harden the heart < LL, to harden, hold out, last < durus, hard: see DURABLE] 1. to hold up under (pain, fatigue, etc.);… …   English World dictionary

  • endure — 01. The poor students were obliged to [endure] three days of tests at the end of the session. 02. Students have to [endure] a lot of pressure during exam time. 03. He can t [endure] the cold weather in Alaska because he comes from a warm country …   Grammatical examples in English

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