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[v] put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"
[v] undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom"
[v] continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"
[v] continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
[v] be long; in time
[v] last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years"
[v] face or endure with courage; "She braved the elements"

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Misc. Definitions

\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. Their verdure still endure. --Shak. He shall hold it [his house] fast, but it shall not endure. --Job viii. 1
2. To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out. Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong in the days that I shall deal with thee? --Ezek. xxii. 1
\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. Both were of shining steel, and wrought so pure, As might the strokes of two such arms endure. --Dryden.
2. To bear with patience; to suffer without opposition or without sinking under the pressure or affliction; to bear up under; to put up with; to tolerate. I will no longer endure it. --Shak. Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake. --2 Tim. ii.
10. How can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? --Esther viii.
3. To harden; to toughen; to make hardy. [Obs.] Manly limbs endured with little ease. --Spenser. Syn: To last; remain; continue; abide; brook; submit to; suffer.

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