[ US /ɛnˈdjʊɹ, ɪnˈdʊɹ/ ]
[ UK /ɛndjˈɔː/ ]
  1. undergo or be subjected to
    Many saints suffered martyrdom
    He suffered the penalty
  2. face and withstand with courage
    She braved the elements
  3. continue to exist
    These stories die hard
    The legend of Elvis endures
  4. continue to live and avoid dying
    One crash victim died, the other lived
    The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents
    We went without water and food for 3 days
    how long can a person last without food and water?
    These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
  5. last and be usable
    This dress wore well for almost ten years
  6. persist for a specified period of time
    The bad weather lasted for three days
  7. put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    he learned to tolerate the heat
    She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage
    The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
    I cannot bear his constant criticism
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How To Use endure In A Sentence

  • He has endured the pain and the regret. Times, Sunday Times
  • What did they endure along the way and how did they emerge from the experience? Times, Sunday Times
  • Do they ever take an interest in the increased prices Ulster people endure on food and other commodities compared to the mainland?
  • We have endured hardship in order to provide continuous feedback.
  • I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.
  • He endures pain and makes plans for the future. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive?
  • In delay there lies no plenty , Then come kiss me , sweet and twenty , Youth's a stuff that will not endure
  • They could endure much pain.
  • Lieutenant General Fritz Bayerlein provides a vivid account of what it was like to endure carpet-bombing.
  • The ferocious battle for good schools and good universities is so expensive and emotionally draining that no parent would want to endure it twice. Times, Sunday Times
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