endure: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (en-door', -dyoor'), [key]
— v., -dured, -dur•ing.
- to hold out against; sustain without impairment or yielding; undergo: to endure great financial pressures with equanimity.
- to bear without resistance or with patience; tolerate: I cannot endure your insults any longer.
- to admit of; allow; bear: His poetry is such that it will not endure a superficial reading.
- to continue to exist; last: These words will endure as long as people live who love freedom.
- to support adverse force or influence of any kind; suffer without yielding; suffer patiently: Even in the darkest ages humanity has endured.
- to have or gain continued or lasting acknowledgment or recognition, as of worth, merit or greatness: His plays have endured for more than three centuries.
- endure (Thesaurus)