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endure

verb

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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

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2 to put up with (something painful or difficult)
  • at some point we all have to endure the loss of a beloved pet

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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

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bear, suffer, endure, abide, tolerate, stand mean to put up with something trying or painful. bear usually implies the power to sustain without flinching or breaking. forced to bear a tragic loss suffer often suggests acceptance or passivity rather than courage or patience in bearing. suffering many insults endure implies continuing firm or resolute through trials and difficulties. endured years of rejection abide suggests acceptance without resistance or protest. cannot abide their rudeness tolerate suggests overcoming or successfully controlling an impulse to resist, avoid, or resent something injurious or distasteful. refused to tolerate such treatment stand emphasizes even more strongly the ability to bear without discomposure or flinching. unable to stand teasing

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The first known use of endure was in the 14th century

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“Endure.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/endure. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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