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survive

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of survive

  1. 1 to come safely through <the cat miraculously survived a two-story fall> Synonyms ride (out), weather Related Words outlast, outlive, wear out; pull through; abide, continue, endure, hang on, hold on, hold out, hold up, last, lead, persist, stand, stick out, withstand; be, breathe, exist, live, subsist; flourish, prosper, thrive Phrases make it (through) Near Antonyms croak [slang], decease, depart, die, expire, pass (on), pass away, perish, succumb; disappear, evaporate, fade, vanish; cease, end, stop

  2. 2 to continue to operate or to meet one's needs <some old-world customs still survive in modern-day America> Synonyms hold up, keep up, last, prevail, hold outRelated Words bear up, carry on, cope, endure, fare, get along, get by, get on, go, hang in, make out, manage, persevere; abide, continue, draw out, hang on, hold on, linger, persist, remain, run on, stretchNear Antonyms break, break down, collapse, conk (out), crash, cut out, die, expire, stall, stop; run down, waneAntonyms fail, fizzle, give out, go out, peter (out), run out




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