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Definition of "endure" []

  • To carry on through, despite hardships; undergo: endure an Arctic winter. (verb-transitive)
  • To bear with tolerance: "We seek the truth, and will endure the consequences” ( Charles Seymour). See Synonyms at bear1. (verb-transitive)
  • To continue in existence; last: buildings that have endured for centuries. (verb-intransitive)
  • To suffer patiently without yielding. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "endure" in a sentence
  • "Still, she lives by her mother’s words – “Simply to endure is to triumph” – and gradually, she forms friendships with the other girls that enable her to survive in this terrifying new world."
  • "What she has had to endure is disgusting and the attacks on her family has turned me off to the Left for many years to come. cappicola"
  • "Among the trials the successful candidate must endure is spending:"