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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.


Synonymssuffer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)experience, go through, see


Narrower (hyponym)die, tolerate


Antonymsenjoy

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.


Synonymslast


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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