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endure

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of endure

  1. 1 to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it <an elderly couple who have endured the ups and downs of a half century of married life> Synonyms experience, feel, have, know, pass, see, suffer, sustain, taste, undergo, witnessRelated Words encounter, meet; accept, receive; assimilate, digest

  2. 2 to put up with (something painful or difficult) <at some point we all have to endure the loss of a beloved pet> Synonyms abide, absorb, accept, bide [chiefly dialect], brook, countenance, bear, go, hack, handle, meet, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, take, tolerate, wear [British]Related Words allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)Near Antonyms decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn, turn down; combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist; avoid, bypass, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape, evade, miss; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from)

  3. 3 to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state <the fashion business is built on change, since nobody expects a particular clothing style to endure> Synonyms abide, bide, continue, hold on, hold up, keep up, last, perdure, persist, remain, run onRelated Words linger, stay, stick around, tarry; carry through, prevail, surviveNear Antonyms abate, die (down), ebb, let up, moderate, subside, waneAntonyms cease, close, conclude, desist, die, discontinue, end, expire, finish, lapse, leave off, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up





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