Definition of survive
- he is survived by his wife
- survived the earthquake
- they survived many hardships
I don't see how any creature can survive under those conditions.
bacteria that survive in extreme temperatures
Only a few written records survive from those times.
These ancient practices still survive in some regions.
Some of the original bridges survive.
Many businesses are struggling to survive in today's economy.
Only his son survived him.
She survived her husband by only a few years.
He survived a political scandal and was elected to the state legislature.
The company survived the recession.
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: to remain alive : to continue to live
: to continue to exist
: to remain alive after the death of (someone)
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