Thesaurus

endure

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of endure

  1. 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 Synonyms of endure experience, feel, have, know, pass, see, suffer, sustain, taste, undergo, witnessWords Related to endure encounter, meet; accept, receive; assimilate, digest

  2. 2 to put up with (something painful or difficult) at some point we all have to endure the loss of a beloved pet Synonyms of endure abide, absorb, accept, bide [chiefly dialect], brook, countenance, bear, go, hack, handle, meet, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, take, tolerate, wear [British]Words Related to endure allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)Near Antonyms of endure decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn, turn down; combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist; avoid, bypass, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape, evade, miss; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from)

  3. 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 Synonyms of endure abide, bide, continue, hold on, hold up, keep up, last, perdure, persist, remain, run onWords Related to endure linger, stay, stick around, tarry; carry through, prevail, surviveNear Antonyms of endure abate, die (down), ebb, let up, moderate, subside, waneAntonyms of endure cease, close, conclude, desist, die, discontinue, end, expire, finish, lapse, leave off, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up

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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