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endure

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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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go through

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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live with, lump (it), stand for, tough out (it)

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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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Synonym Discussion of endure

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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