endure

  • 1 Endure — En*dure , v. t. 1. To remain firm under; to sustain; to undergo; to support without breaking or yielding; as, metals endure a certain degree of heat without melting; to endure wind and weather. [1913 Webster] Both were of shining steel, and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Endure — En*dure , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Endured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enduring}.] [F. endurer; pref. en (L. in) + durer to last. See {Dure}, v. i., and cf. {Indurate}.] 1. To continue in the same state without perishing; to last; to remain. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 enduré — enduré, ée (an du ré, rée) part. passé. Des fatigues endurées avec constance. •   Lors tous les déplaisirs endurés sans murmure Deviendront des sujets d une allégresse pure, CORN. Imit. I, 24. •   Souvent avec prudence un outrage enduré, Aux… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4 endure — [v1] bear hardship abide, accustom, allow, bear the brunt*, be patient with, brave, brook, cope with, countenance, eat, encounter, experience, face, feel, go through, grin and bear it*, hang in*, keep up, know, live out, live through, meet with,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 endure — I (last) verb abide, be constant, be durable, be firm, be permanent, be preserved, be prolonged, be protracted, be timeless, carry on, continue, continue to be, continue to exist, durare, exist, exist uninterruptedly, exist without break, extend …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 endure — early 14c., to undergo or suffer (especially without breaking); late 14c. to continue in existence, from O.Fr. endurer (12c.) make hard, harden; bear, tolerate; keep up, maintain, from L. indurare make hard, in L.L. harden (the heart) against,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 endure — 1 *continue, last, abide, persist Analogous words: survive, outlast, *outlive: *stay, remain, wait, linger, tarry, abide Antonyms: perish Contrasted words: disintegrate, crumble, *decay 2 abide, tolerate, suffer, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 enduré — Enduré, [endur]ée. part. pass …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 9 endure — ► VERB 1) suffer (something painful and prolonged) patiently. 2) tolerate. 3) remain in existence. DERIVATIVES endurable adjective. ORIGIN Latin indurare harden …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 endure — [en door′, endyoor′; indoor′, indyoor′] vt. endured, enduring [ME duren < OFr endurer < LL (Ec) indurare, to harden the heart < LL, to harden, hold out, last < durus, hard: see DURABLE] 1. to hold up under (pain, fatigue, etc.);… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 endure — 01. The poor students were obliged to [endure] three days of tests at the end of the session. 02. Students have to [endure] a lot of pressure during exam time. 03. He can t [endure] the cold weather in Alaska because he comes from a warm country …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 endure — v. 1) (G) she cannot endure seeing hungry children 2) (K) I cannot endure his suffering 3) (misc.) to endure to the bitter end * * * [ɪn djʊə] (G) she cannot endure seeing hungry children (K) I cannot endure his suffering (misc.) to endure to the …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 endure — endurer, n. /en door , dyoor /, v., endured, enduring. v.t. 1. to hold out against; sustain without impairment or yielding; undergo: to endure great financial pressures with equanimity. 2. to bear without resistance or with patience; tolerate: I… …

    Universalium

  • 14 endure — en|dure [ınˈdjuə US ınˈdur] v [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: endurer, from Latin durare to harden ] 1.) [T] to be in a difficult or painful situation for a long time without complaining ▪ It seemed impossible that anyone could endure such… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 endure — verb (endured; enduring) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French endurer, from Vulgar Latin *indurare, from Latin, to harden, from in + durare to harden, endure more at during Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to undergo (as a hardship)… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 endure */ — UK [ɪnˈdjʊə(r)] / US [ɪnˈdʊr] verb Word forms endure : present tense I/you/we/they endure he/she/it endures present participle enduring past tense endured past participle endured a) [transitive] to suffer something difficult or unpleasant in a… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 endure — [[t]ɪndjʊ͟ə(r), AM d ʊr[/t]] endures, enduring, endured 1) VERB If you endure a painful or difficult situation, you experience it and do not avoid it or give up, usually because you cannot. [V n] The company endured heavy financial losses. [V n] …

    English dictionary

  • 18 endure — verb 1 (T) to suffer something painful or deal with a very unpleasant situation for a long time with strength and patience: There are limits to what the human body can endure. | Bosnians have now endured several years of war. 2 (I) to remain… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 endure — verb 1) he endured years of pain Syn: undergo, go through, live through, experience, meet, encounter; cope with, deal with, face, suffer, tolerate, put up with, brave, bear, withstand, sustain, weather; Brit. t …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 endure — [c]/ɛnˈdjuə / (say en dyoohuh) verb (endured, enduring) –verb (t) 1. to hold out against; sustain without impairment or yielding; undergo. 2. to bear without resistance or with patience; tolerate: *He accepted the cane as he accepted a head cold… …

    Australian English dictionary