en·dure /ɪnˈdʊr, ˈdjʊr, ɛn-/
En·dure v. i. [imp. & p. p. Endured p. pr. & vb. n. Enduring ]
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. 15.
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. 14.
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. 6.
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.
v 1: 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"; "She stuck out two years in a
miserable marriage" [syn: digest, stick out, stomach,
bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide,
suffer, put up]
2: face or endure with courage; "She braved the elements" [syn:
weather, brave, brave out]
3: 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" [syn: survive, last, live,
live on, go, hold up, hold out]
4: undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many
saints suffered martyrdom" [syn: suffer] [ant: enjoy]
5: last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten
years" [syn: wear, hold out]
6: persist or be long; in time; "The bad weather lasted for
three days" [syn: last]
7: continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of
Elvis endures" [syn: prevail, persist, die hard, run]