Definition of endure
- the style endured for centuries
- though it is difficult, we must endure
- endure hardships
- endured great pain
- could not endure noisy children
She wants to make sure her legacy will endure.
He endured five years as a prisoner of war.
We endured the lecture for as long as we could.
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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