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Endure meaning

endure - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. persist or be long; in time; " The bad weather lasted for three days"
  2. 2. To continue in the same state without perishing; to last; to remain.
  3. 3. To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To harden; to toughen; to make hardy.
  7. 7. To remain firm under; bear.
  8. 8. To remain firm; last.

endure - examples of usage

  1. That I could not endure.
  2. Another Englishman of education and position, being asked why he had never crossed the Atlantic, gravely replied that he could not endure to travel in a country where you had to black your own boots! - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  3. Sometimes we must just endure it, and hope for better success in another year. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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