survive: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sur-vīv'), [key]
— v., -vived, -viv•ing.
- to remain alive after the death of someone, the cessation of something, or the occurrence of some event; continue to live: Few survived after the holocaust.
- to remain or continue in existence or use: Ancient farming methods still survive in the Middle East.
- to get along or remain healthy, happy, and unaffected in spite of some occurrence: She's surviving after the divorce.
- to continue to live or exist after the death, cessation, or occurrence of: His wife survived him. He survived the operation.
- to endure or live through (an affliction, adversity, misery, etc.): She's survived two divorces.
- survive (Thesaurus)