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English verb: endure

1. endure (cognition) put up with something or somebody unpleasant

SamplesI 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.

ExamplesSam cannot endure Sue

Synonymsabide, bear, brook, digest, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit

Narrower (hyponym)accept, bear up, hold still for, live with, pay, sit out, stand for, swallow, take a joke, take lying down

Verb groupsuffer

2. endure (stative) face and withstand with courage

SamplesShe braved the elements.

Synonymsbrave, brave out, weather

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)defy, hold, hold up, withstand

3. endure (stative) continue to live through hardship or adversity

SamplesWe went without water and food for 3 days.
These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America.
The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents.
How long can a person last without food and water?.

Synonymsgo, hold out, hold up, last, live, live on, survive

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)hold up, hold water, live out, perennate, stand up

Entailbe, live

Verb groupbe, exist, live, live, subsist, survive

4. endure (perception) undergo or be subjected to

SamplesHe suffered the penalty.
Many saints suffered martyrdom.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)experience, go through, see

Narrower (hyponym)die, tolerate


5. endure (stative) last and be usable

SamplesThis dress wore well for almost ten years.

Synonymshold out, wear

Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)endure, last

6. endure (stative) persist for a specified period of time

SamplesThe bad weather lasted for three days.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)measure

Narrower (hyponym)drag on, drag out, endure, hold out, run, run for, wear

7. endure (stative) continue to exist

SamplesThese stories die hard.
The legend of Elvis endures.

Synonymsdie hard, persist, prevail, run

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)continue

Narrower (hyponym)carry over, reverberate

Verb grouprun

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